For Donald Trump Jr. to call for violence and "war" against our democratic processes is irresponsible and reprehensible.
Washington, D.C., November 5, 2020 – The Brady Campaign strongly condemns Donald Trump Jr.’s tweet calling for “total war” and to “clean up this mess” regarding the election. Statements such as this are clearly incitement and, particularly given the charged environment surrounding the 2020 election, dangerous.
Brady Campaign President Kris Brown shared:
“It is outrageous, dangerous, and wrong that the President’s son called for his father, the President ‘to go to total war over this election.’ That Donald Trump Jr. would obliquely call for violence is irresponsible and reprehensible.
The language in this tweet was clearly incitement and, just as importantly, the President’s son knows that - as does the President. President Trump has incited violence throughout his political career, including inciting actions that shutdown a state legislature, and inspired a foiled coup against a sitting governor just this year. Donald Trump Jr.’s words are dangerous, particularly while there are serious safety concerns while election results are being processed. Armed individuals showed up to protest lawful election officials at work in Arizona last night, a clear show of intimidation, while today the Registrar of Voters for Clark County, Nevada, stated that he is afraid for his staff’s safety.
The Brady Campaign reiterates the need to count all the votes and echoes former Vice President Biden’s prudent call for patience and calm during this time.”
Armed Trump supporters were at the Maricopa vote count last night, intimidating poll workers. Election officials have said they’re afraid for their safety. This is incitement. This is dangerous. This cannot be tolerated. #DisarmElections @bradybuzz https://t.co/65aCRKWKw3— Kris Brown | President, bradyunited.org (@KrisB_Brown) November 5, 2020
- Podcast and interview with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: Last week, the Brady Campaign and the podcast, "Red, Blue, and Brady," sat down with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to talk about guns, extremism in America, Donald Trump, and the recently foiled plot to kidnap and likely execute her. (Press release)
- DisarmElections.com: Tools and resources to guard against armed voter intimidation.
Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.