Former Trump campaign advisor and GOP “dirty tricks” operative Roger Stone said that if the president is impeached, his supporters will start a violent civil war.
Stone told a TMZ reporter who interviewed him at the Los Angeles International Airport, “The people who are calling for impeachment didn’t vote for him,” They need to get over it. They lost.”
“Try to impeach him, just try it. You will have a spasm of violence in this country and insurrection like you’ve never seen.”
The reporter asked, “Do you think?”
“No question,” Stone elaborated. “Both sides are heavily armed, my friend. A politician who votes for impeachment, he said, “would be endangering their own life.”
“So you think there’d be some sort of civil war?” the TMZ reporter asked.
“I do,” Stone said. “That’s what I think will happen.”
“The president should start bumping off incumbent Republican members of Congress in primaries,” Stone is quoted by The New York Times as saying. “If he did that, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan would wet their pants and the rest of the Republicans would get in line.”
However, as The New York Times concluded in their report:
McConnell’s allies warn that the president should be wary of doing anything that could jeopardize the Senate Republican majority.
“The quickest way for him to get impeached is for Trump to knock off Jeff Flake and Dean Heller and be faced with a Democrat-led Senate,” said Billy Piper, a lobbyist and former McConnell chief of staff.
In spite of all his bluster about impeachment, if Trump were to follow Stone’s advice, he could very well end up being impeached.
Watch the interview with Stone: