According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, a special education teacher from Rosemount has been put on leave and under FBI investigation for asking on Twitter: “So whose gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?”
The teacher, who was not identified by the paper, works at the Alliance Education Center and has since deleted the tweet, which was written on Saturday following the confirmation of the new Supreme Court justice. Superintendent of the Rosemount school district Mark Zuzek told the paper that the employee will be on paid administrative leave “pending the outcome of the investigation.” But the following day, Zuzek updated his statement, confirming that the teacher had “voluntarily resigned” as a result of the controversy.
It apparently took the woman a while to understand the gravity of what she had written. An hour after her original “kill Kavanaugh” post (which was flagged numerous times by other users who alerted the FBI, the Secret Service, and the U.S. Marshals), the teacher wrote, “Brett Kavanaugh will be dealing with death threats for the rest of his life. I doubt my mid-West ass is a real threat.”
Ah, but see, that’s where you’re wrong. You don’t just get to issue a call to action like that and then use your relative obscurity – or your geographic location – as an excuse. There’s nothing in the U.S. law that states a person may issue a death threat if they can prove that they don’t actually have the means to carry it out. Perhaps this teacher should have spent less time reading the liberal blogosphere for opinions about the Supreme Court and more time actually studying the law. She might have even realized that Kavanaugh was a fine choice for the court.
But this is just another of many, many examples of Kavanaugh Derangement Syndrome, the latest iteration of an underlying illness the left has been suffering from since President Trump’s election. It obliterates common sense, replaces thought with wild, savage emotion, and turns otherwise-reasonable people into beasts of idiocy. It manifests as hateful tweets, unhinged protests, and riotous violence.
Thus far, though, it hasn’t manifested as votes. We should pray it stays that way.