HuffPo Scrubs ‘Ultimate Punishment’ Trump Piece After Scalise, GOP Shooting

Douglas Ernst, Washington Times, June 15, 2017

An op-ed posted June 11 by Huffington Post contributor Jason Fuller was pulled by the website after Wednesday’s attack on congressional Republicans.

“Impeachment Is No Longer Enough; Donald Trump Must Face Justice,” a call for the prosecution and execution of the president, was published just three days before 66-year-old gunman James Hodgkinson shot Rep. Steve Scalise and three others on an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field.

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“Trump’s impeachment and removal from office are no longer enough,” the HuffPo contributor wrote. “Draining the swamp means not only ejecting Trump from the presidency, but also bringing himself and everyone assisting in his agenda up on charges of treason. They must be convicted (there is little room to doubt their guilt). And then —  upon receiving guilty verdicts  —  they must all be executed under the law. Anything less than capital punishment  — or at least life imprisonment without parole in a maximum security detention facility.”

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Mr. Fuller responded to an avalanche of criticism on Thursday by posting a response on Medium.

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“I 100 percent stand behind every word that I wrote and make no attempts to apologize or to appease the Trump supporters who are unable to comprehend those words.”

The writer said it was disappointing that HuffPo pulled his work since the website framed Mr. Trump “as a racist, misogynist, et al.” during the election season.

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