This shouldn’t come as a shocker to anyone anymore. A sad and horrible truth, but the truth none the less.
Campus Reform is reporting that John Griffin, a professor from the Art Institute in Washington, called for Republicans to be “lined up and shot” for passing the health care bill.
And he was not joking.
Griffin later amended his post:
It’s been pointed out to me that language I had used in reference to the House of Representatives was inappropriate, especially from someone of my profession.
This is true. It is inappropriate. And I apologize for using them. But it also speaks to the fear so many feel right now in this country.
I have a pre-existing condition. One that, without the proper treatment, will eventually kill me. The feeling of helplessness and fear that came from watching Congress’ treatment of Americans in situations like mine, and worse, led to my lashing out on social media in a way that was rash, untoward, and anathema to the way I wish to conduct myself.
I regret my words. I regret the fear that stoked them.
I will continue to fight for what I think is just; but not with such thoughtless rhetoric, words have meaning. I ask for your forgiveness.
The professor apologized for his words. For the language he used. Not for the actual meaning of the words though. He could have easily thrown in “I don’t really think Republicans need to be shot”, but he didn’t.
Which is very telling.
h/t The Daily Wire