Democrat Rep. Tom Suozzi urges armed insurrection against President Trump

18 U.S. Code § 2382 states:

Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

On March 12, 2018, at a townhall meeting in Huntington, New York, Democrat Congressman Tom Suozzi, who represents Long Island, did precisely that, suggesting that his constituents take up arms against President Trump, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 2382.

As reported by Carl Campanile for the New York Post, March 19, 2018, Suozzi is seen in a newly released video of his town hall appearance, in which he said:

“It’s really a matter of putting public pressure on the president. This is where the Second Amendment comes in, quite frankly, because you know, what if the president was to ignore the courts? What would you do? What would we do?”

Someone in the audience asks, “What’s the Second Amendment?”

Suozzi says, “The Second Amendment is the right to bear arms.

To rephrase what Suozzi said to his constituents in the townhall meeting:

“It’s really a matter of putting public pressure on the president. This is where the Second Amendment — the right to bear arms — comes in.”

The audience laughed — some nervously.

Republicans are not amused. National Republican Campaign Committee spokesman Chris Martin said:

“This video is incredibly disturbing. It’s surreal to watch a sitting member of Congress suggest that his constituents should take up arms against the president of the United States.”

Speaking with forked tongue, Suozzi (via his political adviser Kim Devlin) denies he was “advocating for an armed insurrection.” At the same time, he doubles down on his call to his constituents to exercise their Second Amendment right against President Trump by forwarding a line penned by Thomas Jefferson, calling for armed resistance:

“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.

Ever the hypocrite, Suozzi’s reference to the Second Amendment conflicts with his recent push for gun control following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. He even participated in the March 14 student walkout for gun control outside the U.S. Capitol. In a February 21 tweet, Suozzi calls on the young people of his district to support more restrictive gun laws:

“I think we should engage the high school students of #NY03, and all of Long Island, to promote gun violence prevention legislation.”

Thomas Suozzi, 55, is a first-term congressman elected in 2016, and is seeking re-election this fall. He formerly served as Nassau County executive and before that, mayor of Glen Cove, NY. His father, Joseph Suozzi, had been mayor of Glen Cove.

He is expected to easily win the Democratic primary and face GOP challenger Dan Debono, a former US Navy SEAL, in the general election.

Please report Congressman Tom Suozzi to the Secret Service:

Ph: (202) 406-5708

H/t Big Lug

Update:

Here’s the video of Suozzi at the Huntington townhall meeting (h/t FOTM reader Bob):

~Eowyn

47 responses to “Democrat Rep. Tom Suozzi urges armed insurrection against President Trump

  1. The institutionalization of mental illness continues apace: Now we actually have a member of Congress attempting to incite violence against a sitting President. And although some in the audience “laughed nervously,” the odds that a mentally deranged individual will hear this and attempt to act upon it are there. It is time for the Secret Service to talk to Tom Suozzi.
    It is also time for the President of the United States to move on whatever sealed indictments there are against individuals suspected of having committed crimes against the United States. It is also time—past time, perhaps (?)—for the Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions, to take decisive action.
    And this takes the entire issue to the larger question at hand. Of course no President can tell the public every last detail of all the issues, in that he directed someone to do something, and what the follow-up was, and who made what phone calls, etc., etc. Sometimes the President has to micromanage, but he must lead and administrate. This means he must delegate. But there is something going on that we of the public are not privy to. Who or what is it? Have the Clintons successfully hamstrung the President? Is he being blackmailed? Are the Obama appointees whom Trump may not legally fire effectively preventing him from taking decisive action? The entire affair stinks to High Heaven!

    In the meantime, the Secret Service has someone to talk to, PRONTO!

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  2. When will the government exercise the law to throw these instigators in jail? How is it possible for a sitting congressman to incite violence against the President of the Nation? That’s why the swamp must be eradicated of the polluting element in both chambers, we are a country of laws and not a dictatorship -and how the hell can this stupid to the core congressman urge to take up arms and topple the President when the congressman’s own party wants to disarm honest citizens, does he expect people to use a machete, Molotov cocktails, stones and sticks? Dear Mr. congressman, are you either under the effects of barbiturates, drug smoking weed or are you simply an ASSHOLE?

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  3. Why Democrats want only their loyal cronies to have guns…

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  4. this is y i asked President Trump to take care of any traitor from Congress,from both sides,surely he will…give these bastards the ,,respect,,they so much deserves!!

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  5. Notice in the video, after he repeats his call for armed insurrection, how the old yenta who had handed him the mike earlier tries to pull it away from him—a minder of some sort. Suozzi replaced Steve Israel of the hard left and Israel, meaning he’s a sock puppet who can have a mike yanked out of his hand by some yenta commie like he was a baby with a gun.

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  6. I notice that all those online calling for solutions to end hate and racism, are all leftard proponents of hate / racism directed towards whoever isn’t on the same page as they are – .e. if you’re not a neo marxist indoctrinated moron who doesn’t understand things like the !st Amendment means whether you like someone else’s vies. perspective, goals, etc or not, they have the right to express them – you don’t have to agree that’s all. I think of two of the biggest groups of crybabies who want shelter from others views being expressed : 1) atheists: they work overtime to suppress any mention of GOD, Jesus, or anything they interpret as being “Christian”, thus they redouble all efforts to silence them . (my note – what are they so afraid of?) & b) leftards / marxists (both neo and oldline), socialists, etc – who by their agenda and actions show that they’re all at heart, another type of socialist namely FASCISTS

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  7. Aside PS: the famous atheist Voltaire could teach his modern “descendants” a thing or two as he once said, ” I mayn’t agree with what you say, BUT I will defend to the death your RIGHT TO SAY IT”

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  8. Too bad we don’t use firing squads on traitors anymore. But I’m betting the Navy SEAL will know how to run him out of the race.

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  9. He should have been arrested before he left his meeting. The truth is that the agencies responsible are in revolt. They’ve been coopted by the Maoists.

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    • lophatt . . . . I just got off the phone with the Secret Service. Their response was, “Yes, we are aware of that article concerning Mr Suozzi.” He was relatively curt with me . . . so I can only imagine that just as with folks who reported Cruz of Parkland, FL fame got their concerns ignored, I feel the SS will also ignore these claims against Mr Suozzi. I think this is pitiful. I just hope that some loose cannon does not decide to play out what Suozzi has suggested. If that should happen, they should go after him as the instigator.

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      • Thanks for trying Lulu. You’re a real patriot. I suppose I was thinking that Trump, or someone close to him, could make them an offer they couldn’t refuse. On the other hand, he has Sessions.

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        • lophatt . . . . Well now I have my dander up, to say the least! I am going to contact the President and ask the POTUS why the Secret Service is not concerned when we, as private citizens call in with issues of concern. If the FBI, DOJ and Secret Service cannot respond to current threats that citizens call about–then why are we paying them wages???

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    • Pretty much– here’s what modern Maoists in China (as our left/libtards feel is a model) are up to:

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  10. Jerk. Perfectly fits in with the demorats.

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  11. Shows how irrational and insane this guy (and his followers) are- they’re just SOOOO anti gun, yet they want to HAVE them themselves to do the devil’s dirty work. Hypocrites to the max!
    Has he been arrested yet? Or is he one of the “protected”, like many of the freemason/devil worshippers/child abusers are?

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    • True. When an elected or appointed official does or says something like this, they are in violation of their oath of office and should be immediately removed. It is illegal for a private citizen to call for violent overthrow or the use of violence against the Government or its officers.

      In light of this, those in positions of authority must act or be in violation of their own oaths. By doing nothing they encourage more of the same. It is remarkable to watch them scream for disarmament of the citizenry while proposing armed insurrection.

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      • It just reveals how deep their sickness runs. I remember hearing years ago where I grew up that there was a guy emailing Bill Clinton death threats. The secret service ended up hiding in the stacks and they caught him. And, this was just some guy emailing threats that he most likely would not have done anything about. But, now look at it, this senator from NY is calling for violence and is recorded doing so and even reported on in the MSM and WHAT has happened to him?? Nada.
        At the end of the world, right is wrong and wrong is right.

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    • In my opinion, for this guy, there are only “the cuffs” or “the rail”, letting him walk away is out of the question.

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  12. Tom Suozzi’s statement comes under the category of, “Be careful what you wish for.”

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  13. Just further proof (as if we needed any) that the America-hating communist lefties really, REALLY suck at basic math.

    They are so grossly outnumbered it isn’t even funny.

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    • That’s a good point. I suspect that its easy to become filled with a false sense of power and omnipotence when all you see is the product of your own choreographed “news”. Reality would be a real shocker to those who believe they’re in the “majority”.

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  14. This is outrageous!!! Harvard Law offering a Class on Trump Impeachment.
    https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10665

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  15. Let’s see if this genius gets blowback from his hometown crowd once they increase security for President Trump each time he visits NYC. They’ve already been complaining about the traffic snafus and SS agents clogging up town when the Don is around (although I don’t think he’s gone back much, IIRC; he seems to prefer his homes in NJ and FL)… It’s got to go UP now that one of the city’s own has encouraged the locals to shoot our President!

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  16. I may be out of step here but I believe this man has the right to call for whatever he believes in as long as he is willing to lay his life on the line and pay the consequences.

    Think about Obama and the Hildabeast and where they were leading the USA? Would you have resisted if they said you had no right to own weapons? I would have.

    Southerners resisted tyrant Lincoln when he tried to tax them to death. Americans were men then. Today we bray loudly and sit on our fat asses and let Tide pod eaters dictate to us.

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    • He has every right to do anything he likes. He is also responsible for the consequences. It is illegal to call for armed insurrection against the Government. Can he do that? Sure. Should he go to jail? Absolutely.

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  17. Uhhh…from what I read I’m pretty sure the “call to arms” was a metaphorical way to say they will do their best to prevent laws being passed by Trump. The 2nd amendment part could then be about putting pressure on Trump by working on making an amendment to repeal the 2nd thus metaphorically holding it hostage so they can get what they want in other things.

    It doesn’t seem that complex to come around so either this story is being spun to fit the way you phrased it or you just didn’t care to think about other perspectives.

    I have yet to read it all (it’s rather late where I am at and I need to get up early…) or do my own research so my opinion and conclusion are not final but I just thought I would point out that someone in politics is likely not going to incite rebellion and risk imprisonment.

    Like I said, tomorrow (or maybe later) I will do more research to form my opinion but I am just pointing out different points of view and how not everything is literal. Even if I agree with someone in some things I will still point out their flaws and give them an opportunity to improve their message. If I disagree, I will point out possible correct data/stuff but explain the errors to help them see it better. Things are usually a middle ground and I usually stay within (because all sides have benefits, some less than others especially in some topics, or else the side without any would never come to be) there unless something is blatantly not true. Truth resides in the middle and it is helpful to understand your opponent to explain your ideas better. Stooping to insults will ruin your point even if it is valid in all other regards.

    By the way, I like the “Fellowship of the _____” title and the name “Eowyn.”

    Note: Despite saying I will come back to edit this there are chances I will forget since this is the only time I have ever been here and that is due to a misclick I stuck with. Essentially, since this is a small memory it likely won’t last but if it does I shall do the research and return with a more cohesive thought.

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  19. Symbols and Words have meaning and they stand for what they are. So why is he not in jail. I mean a few years ago on a radio show ♪ Ted Nugent ♪ said if obamy won a second term he would be in jail or dead. That is all he said and then a day later the SS showed up and asked a few questions at his house.

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  20. And some twit asks “What’s the second amendment?” during the video. God, are we screwed or what? We’ve gone from the Long Island Lolita and Joey Buttafuoco to this. How embarrassing.

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