Appearing on MSNBC, Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) whose district has the first case of community transmission threatened Don Trump Jr. with a “serious altercation” over remarks Trump said about the Dem response to the coronavirus.
“There would be a serious altercation that’s totally outrageous,” the Congressman said.
“That’s totally outrageous. I can assure you there’s not a Democrat or Republican in Congress that wants anybody to be sick. What we are concerned about is the administration’s response to this illness.”
“We have known since December that there was an epidemic in China, and we have known since that time there were Americans exposed to this. We know there was a Princess cruise ship with high exposure and cases in Japan.”
“Those people who were brought back to the United States frankly with very little planning and very little preparation. And no testing available in the United States to see whether they had the virus or not. Those are known facts.”
“We also suspect that there was inadequate safeguards for the personnel that were serving these evacuees at the airbases. We’ll continue to investigate that. We know there’s community spread in my district. I know there’s an individual that’s very sick. Don Jr. better not get close to me. It would not be a healthy situation.”
Enter Don Trumpo Jr and Andrew Surabian (his spokesman) who hit back hard:
“The outrageous remarks from Congressman Garamendi were beyond the pale and should be universally condemned by Republicans and Democrats alike.”
“Almost as outrageous as the Congressman’s comments was the lack of pushback or condemnation from MSNBC host Hallie Jackson, whose silence about political violence aimed towards a member of the first family, was truly deafening.”
“By threatening Don Jr. with physical violence on national TV, Congressman Garamendi made clear to everyone watching that he is better suited to represent Antifa than the people of California’s 3rd Congressional district. He should apologize immediately.”
UNHINGED: Democrat John Garamendi threatens President Trump's son @DonaldJTrumpJr with physical violence:
"He should not be near me when he says that. There would be a serious altercation… Don Jr. had better not get any place close to me. It would not be a healthy situation." pic.twitter.com/s8Tba2Oogw
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Posted by The Daily Beast on Friday, February 28, 2020