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Tue Jun 1, 2021, 12:26 AM

Rep. Peter Meijer slams GOP's 'treacherous snakes' for 'salivating for civil war'

Source: Detroit News

Freshman Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Meijer appeared to blast some Trump conservatives as "treacherous snakes" in his Memorial Day observances on social media as the military veteran slammed those "salivating for civil war."

Meijer, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq as a non-commissioned officer and was a conflict analyst in Afghanistan, issued a three-tweet barrage Monday about the holiday. It included his "struggle with Memorial Day" due to "brow-beating from the holier-than-thous."

But the 33-year-old congressman from Grand Rapids Township also acknowledged the sacrifices of veterans for whom Memorial Day holiday was created 50 years ago.

"Memories + knowledge that for too many itís a reminder of a father, mother, wife, husband, son, daughter gone. Our shared obligation to make this nation worthy of their sacrifice," Meijer tweeted.

"And then there are those who take this sacrifice for granted, waxing patriotic while salivating for civil war," he continued. "Claiming they need to destroy the Republic in order to save it in the ultimate betrayal of oaths sworn. Those treacherous snakes can go straight to hell.". . .

Read more: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2021/05/31/pete-meijer-slams-gop-treacherous-snakes-salivating-civil-war/5286907001/



Wow. Here's a Republican who tells it like it is.

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Reply Rep. Peter Meijer slams GOP's 'treacherous snakes' for 'salivating for civil war' (Original post)
Faygo Kid Jun 2021 OP
Dan Jun 2021 #1
vercetti2021 Jun 2021 #2
ck4829 Jun 2021 #3
McKim Jun 2021 #4
msfiddlestix Jun 2021 #5
oasis Jun 2021 #10
Paladin Jun 2021 #6
Bayard Jun 2021 #7
GB_RN Jun 2021 #8
summer_in_TX Jun 2021 #9

Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 12:30 AM

1. If we end up having a civil war,

We must ensure that the GOP does not survive it.

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Response to Dan (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 12:44 AM

2. Per history

Those who wage it. Always come out the losers. Nazis, Confederates. Coming soon (if it happens) GOP and the Q-tips

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 02:33 AM

3. They want to call it "civil war" because nobody does self-proclaimed *terrorism*

Which is what their "civil war" will be them doing.

Critical Race Theory

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 10:16 AM

4. Kudos

Kudos to him!!! That statement takes some courage in Grand Rapids!!!!!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 10:45 AM

5. That's a quote which should live on through history

"And then there are those who take this sacrifice for granted, waxing patriotic while salivating for civil war," he continued. "Claiming they need to destroy the Republic in order to save it in the ultimate betrayal of oaths sworn. Those treacherous snakes can go straight to hell.". . .




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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 11:05 PM

10. Wow! This guy really means business.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 10:59 AM

6. Thank you, Rep. Meijer

I wish a lot more members of Congress---both Republicans and Democrats---were speaking out about the very real danger this country is in, right now.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 11:50 AM

7. Unfortunately,

He won't last long in this Congress with that attitude.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 02:00 PM

8. So Why, Is He Still An R?

Rhetorical question, of course.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 10:59 PM

9. I started to give him a follow.

But apparently all the attention caused him to delete those tweets.

Too bad. I'd like to reward someone who sees clearly and stands by the courage of his convictions. Maybe he could have influenced a few.

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