Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance spoke on Breitbart News Saturday about the tremendous political double standard that exists. His comments came after his Democrat opponent, Tim Ryan, called to “kill and confront” supporters of former President Donald Trump and the MAGA movement, and he noted that Ryan and other Democrats who are using this divisive rhetoric are essentially saying Americans “become an enemy of the United States government” if they vote for the “wrong person.”
This week, Ryan took the divisive rhetoric against the MAGA movement espoused by President Biden a step further, stating that Americans must “kill and confront” the movement. Vance first pointed out the great hypocrisy of the left, imagining what the news cycle would look like if he said the same thing about Democrats or Biden supporters.
“The New York Times would not be writing a story about the Trump rally today. They would be writing a story about me being a violent extremist who is trying to get my political opponents assassinated. So first of all, let’s, like, just take stock of the double standard of the media, the fact that they would completely lose their minds if a Republican said that,” he said.
But what is, perhaps, more stunning, Vance, said, is the fact that his opponent has tried to posture as “some sort of moderate Republican or even a conservative Republican.”
“He talks about how he agreed with Trump on this or that issue. … But he says that he believes these things. So he’s trying to posture as this, like, conservative MAGA guy in his TV commercials, and yet, when he’s unscripted, he lets loose and says we need to kill and confront this radical movement,” Vance said, calling Ryan an “unbelievable fraud.”