We’ve all done it — that moment we say something we wish we hadn’t. (“You’re an a******” might be one example.) Often, in such circumstances, an apology is enough for all sides to move on.
At other times, apologies aren’t enough. Calling for someone’s assassination is most definitely an example.
A Texas man is facing federal charges after suggesting on Twitter that one member of Congress ought to be assassinated.
Americans cannot dismiss such suggestions as “I’m sure he (or she) was just joking.” Rather, we must affirm such talk has no place in our country, no matter how divided we are, and we also must support stiff penalties should any charge lead to a conviction.
Nothing more needs to be said.