Ohio Candidate Says Majority Needs to ‘Kill’ Extremist Republican Movement

Rep. Tim Ryan resorted to extremist violent rhetoric on Tuesday while speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” The candidate, who is running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Ohio, said the “exhausted majority” needs to “kill and confront” Republican extremism.

How do these words fit into President Joe Biden’s recent attacks on “MAGA Republicans” as “semi-fascist?”

Ryan declared himself to be “one of the most bipartisan members of Congress” in the interview. Contrary to his “kill and confront” sloganeering, the candidate said he wants to work across the aisle.

He valiantly conceded that Democrats are not correct on every issue and that he would like to have conversations on how to get out of this “age of stupidity.”

It was then that he told MSNBC that some of the right answers will come from Republicans. It will not, however, be from “extremists that we deal with every single day,” and that’s when he broke out the “kill and confront” strategy. So much for working across the aisle.

Apparently, after the “kill and confront” idea works, Democrats may then move on with what Ryan called “normal mainstream Republicans.”

Ryan is in a heated battle with Donald Trump-endorsed Republican J.D. Vance for the open Ohio Senate seat. Vance is an author and newcomer to politics. Despite the harsh words on MSNBC, Ryan is considered by many to be a centrist Democrat.

He said previously that the party needs to find “new leadership” if they want to succeed in Ohio. In a race that is deemed a tossup, a recent USA Today Network Ohio-Suffolk University poll showed that 47 percent of likely Ohio voters said they would vote for or lean towards Ryan if voting now.

That centrist label hardly goes along with the harsh words candidate Ryan leveled at who he terms extremist. It is not difficult in the slightest to picture the mainstream media meltdown if a Republican, much less a “MAGA Republican,” declared it necessary to “kill and confront” Biden Democrats.