An MSNBC news host compared A Republican congresswoman to Osama Bin Laden Tuesday because she had guns on display at her home.
Chris Hayes also suggested that the display by Congresswoman Lauren Boebert was meant to convey the message that conservatives are willing resort to violence to instigate a coup in the US.
“Do you notice something different with the bookshelves? Not just a stockpile of weapons sitting behind her, there is a deeper meaning to this image. An implicit threat, too,” Hayes proclaimed, showing an image of Boebert at home with two ARs, a shotgun, and a Glock behind her.
“Osama bin Laden, for one liked to pose in front of a bookshelf with a gun prominently displayed,” Hayes continued, adding “The Irish Republican Army would display guns in its propaganda posters and its murals. Cuban revolutionaries, they posed with guns all the time, too.”
Hayes stated that “A movement or faction that puts images of guns, the celebration of guns front and center in its political aesthetic, is a movement who’s engaging in something other than what we might call the normal rhetoric of elected democratic politics.”
“You can’t escape the meaning of it. It communicates that they’re committed to, or at the very least open to the possibility of violent overthrow of the government or the existing order,” Hayes frothed, adding that “in the Republican Party, it seems like it’s becoming common and unremarkable.”
The context of Boebert’s display is obvious given that she has positioned herself as a defender of gun rights.
The Congresswoman has hit out at those who believe they can ‘cherry pick’ rights from the Second Amendment. It is her number one cause.
To suggest that she is promoting violent revolution is not only grossly factually incorrect, but also deliberately and dangerously inflammatory, given that Antifa and various other violent leftist groups were identified as active participants in the Capitol riot in January.
What else can be expected from MSNBC though, other than literally repeating Democrat talking points: