Tonight on the show, we played tape of Sharron Angle, a Republican Senate candidate from Nevada in 2010, talking about “Second Amendment remedies” if conservatives didn’t get the election results they wanted. We also played tape of Joni Ernst, a current Republican Senate candidate from Iowa, saying she is ready to turn to armed violence against the government.
We’ve since noticed our friends at Fox News saying that we got it wrong and that they intend to correct the record.
In case it helps with research, we offer these helpful links:
1) Sharron Angle talking about Second Amendment remedies, Example A:
Sharron Angel: You know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies. They’re saying, “My goodness, what can we do to turn this country around?”
2) Sharron Angle talking about Second Amendment remedies, Example B:
Sharron Angle: I feel that the Second Amendment is the right to keep and bear arms for our citizenry. This not for someone who’s in the military. This not for law enforcement. This is for us. And in fact when you read that Constitution and the founding fathers, they intended this to stop tyranny. This is for us when our government becomes tyrannical…
Bill Manders: If we needed it at any time in history, it might be right now.
Angle: Well it’s to defend ourselves. And you know, I’m hoping that we’re not getting to Second Amendment remedies. I hope the vote will be the cure for the Harry Reid problems.
3) Joni Ernst talking about her Smith & Wesson:
Joni Ernst: I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere. But I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family – whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.
ADDING for completeness: The survey on which Joni Ernst said yes to “arrest[ing] federal officials attempting to implement the unconstitutional health care scheme known as ObamaCare” is here.
For those of you following along at home, we hope this list will serve as a clip-and-save for when you’re sitting around the Thanksgiving table with your uncle who watches Fox News.