President Donald Trump on Monday ratcheted up his angry rhetoric against his political opponents by suggesting Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) should be arrested for "treason."
Trump on Monday morning sent out a spittle-flecked tweet attacking Schiff that ended with the question, "Arrest for treason?" This latest threat comes just hours after the president warned of a possible civil war if House Democrats impeached him.
The president's attack on Schiff drew swift condemnation on the internet, and was condemned by one Twitter user as "a genuine threat to our democracy."
Check out the reactions below.
In all seriousness, this is appalling and a genuine threat to our democracy. It’s the President calling for the a… https://t.co/1ANdv4H3SJ— Zack Hunt (@Zack Hunt)1569845840.0
Every Republican standing behind Trump is essentially saying they’re ok with @POTUS calling for the arrest of a Con… https://t.co/Z8wxZIOFNo— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba)1569846798.0
Unfortunately for @realDonaldTrump, Article I, Section 6 of the US Constitution would prevent his arrest, since it… https://t.co/BqCroOqoK0— Andrew Feinberg (@Andrew Feinberg)1569846025.0
@realDonaldTrump "Arrest for Treason?" Yes- You should be arrested for treason right now. https://t.co/extRU4BoEl— Gary Hall (@Gary Hall)1569845844.0
Here he's calling for the arrest of his opponents and accusing them of the crime of treason. The weaker he gets,… https://t.co/dkQuCnF9xi— The Editorial Board (@The Editorial Board)1569846834.0
the barista put two creams in my coffee instead of a cream and sugar arrest for treason?— Steve Place (@Steve Place)1569846703.0
@realDonaldTrump We need a law called "The Donald J. Trump Act" that makes it clear that a sitting President can be… https://t.co/PDUZAOH7aD— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1569845639.0
@realDonaldTrump Again, I will say that I am a 21-year Army veteran who just retired last year. And with all that e… https://t.co/1bdJmpA1qN— Robert People (@Robert People)1569845740.0
@realDonaldTrump Never thought I would ever say this about a person I voted for, but man I can’t wait for you to leave office.— David Weissman (@David Weissman)1569845763.0
@realDonaldTrump that's not treason. treason would be more like inviting a foreign country to meddle in an election… https://t.co/c8srs7KqIr— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1569845762.0