Dem senator to Trump: ‘Blood will be on your hands’ if Clinton killed
Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyMissouri state lawmaker sparks backlash by tweeting 'looters deserve to be shot' The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Rep. Khanna says President Trump threatening violence against US citizens; Trump terminating relationship with WHO Senators weigh traveling amid coronavirus ahead of Memorial Day MORE (D-Conn.) is accusing Donald Trump of suggesting his supporters kill Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump campaign launches Asian Pacific Americans coalition Van Jones: A 'white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter' can pose a greater threat to black Americans than the KKK Taylor Swift slams Trump tweet: 'You have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence?' MORE, tweeting furiously that “blood will be on your hands.”
“Hey @realDonaldTrump, if you keep suggesting your supporters kill @HillaryClinton, someone will listen. The blood will be on your hands,” Murphy tweeted Saturday morning.
Trump said Friday night at a campaign rally that Clinton’s Secret Service detail should have their guns taken away to “see what happens to her.”
“I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons,” he said. “Take their guns away. She doesn’t want guns … let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away, OK? It’d be very dangerous.”
Democrats have reacted angrily to Trump’s comment, calling it an incitement of violence.
Clinton’s campaign called on Republican leaders to denounce the statement.
"Whether this is done to provoke protesters at a rally or casually or even as a joke, it is an unacceptable quality in anyone seeking the job of Commander in Chief," campaign manager Robby Mook said.
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords — the victim of a mass shooting in 2011 — said Trump’s comments prove he is “reckless, irresponsible and unworthy of the office he seeks.”
Trump’s Friday comment appeared to be similar to another gun rights remark he made in August when he suggested that “Second Amendment people” could stop Clinton from nominating Supreme Court justices if she’s elected.
Murphy reacted similarly to that, saying it qualified as an assassination threat and calling for a Secret Service investigation.