A New York Democratic congressman appeared to endorse using lethal force against President Donald Trump during a March 12 Q&A session where he suggested using the Second Amendment against the president if he doesn't follow the law and listen to the courts.
Speaking with constituents in Huntington, on Long Island, Rep. Tom Suozzi, (D-NY) said, “I mean, this is where the Second Amendment comes in quite frankly, because you know, what if the president was to ignore the courts? What would you do? What would we do?”
“It’s really a matter of putting public pressure on the president,” Suozzi continued.
In a statement, National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Chris Martin said, "When resistance and obstruction don't work out, Tom Suozzi proposes violence. He's completely out of touch."
A spokesperson for Suozzi said that "to suggest his comments meant anything else or that he was advocating for an armed insurrection against the existing President is both irresponsible and ridiculous."