Remember Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R), who made headlines recently with her family’s gun-themed Christmas card, featuring children and deadly weapons? Well, it would seem that her love for firearms is boundless… and she wants to “share” that love with Syrian refugees.
And by “share the love,” I mean she wants to shoot them in the head and kill them.
During a weekly radio program, Fiore offered to travel out to Paris, where she would shoot and kill Syrian refugees, going into graphic detail regarding her intent to quote, “End their miserable life.”
Fiore was asked why she didn’t sign on to a recent nonbinding statement from her State’s GOP that Nevada would reject Syrian refugees from entering their State. Her answer? Why bother signing that, when she could kill those refugees herself?
“I’m about to fly out to Paris and shoot ’em in the head myself. I mean, I am not okay with Syrian refugees. I’m not okay with terrorists. You know, I’m okay with putting them down. Blacken them out. Just put a piece of brass in their ocular cavity and end their miserable life. I’m good with that.”
Someone might want to explain to Michele Fiore that Syrian refugees are trying to escape terrorists, as well as their own brutal government, a government that uses chemical weapons against their own people. I seem to recall Republicans arguing that Saddam Hussein using chemical weapons against his own people justified the Iraq War, but that’s killing people. Helping people is a whole other thing.
More importantly, we should explain to Fiore that this is exactly the sort of ridiculous, hateful, dangerous, violent rhetoric that leads conservatives toward committing hate crimes here in the United States. That an elected government official definitely should not be endorsing acts of terrorism, nor should she be advocating the senseless murder of unarmed civilians desperately fleeing from the world’s ugliest war zone.
I don’t know what could possibly lead her or anyone else to make such a vile, senseless threat, but I do know this: We need to add Michele Fiore to every no-fly list there is, and we definitely need to take this lunatic fringer’s guns away. Every single one of them, right the hell now.
The worst part of this story? By the new “Trump’s Law” of contemporary politics, Michele Fiore will probably see massive support from the right-wing and a nice, fat bump in her approval ratings. That’s the world we’re living in, folks.