Democrat Tim Ryan Claims America Needs to ‘Kill and Confront’ the ‘Extremist’ Republican Movement

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan told MSNBC Tuesday that the United States needs to ‘kill and confront’ the ‘extremist’ movement in the Republican party.

QUICK FACTS:
  • While talking with co-host Willie Geist on “Morning Joe,” the Democratic representative claimed the “extremist movement” in the Republican party needs to be put “to bed.”
  • “Look, Democrats aren’t right on everything, and I’m willing to sit down and have conversations about how we can move out of this age of stupidity and into an age of reconciliation and reform,” Ryan told Geist, referring to his challenger and Trump-endorsed J.D. Vance. “Some of those answers will come from Republicans, not the extremists that we’re dealing with every single day.”
  • Ryan continued, saying that working alongside “normal, mainstream Republicans” is needed in order to work across the aisle.
RYAN ON ‘EXTREMIST’ REPUBLICANS:

“We’ve got to kill and confront that movement,” RYAN SAID.

BACKGROUND:
  • Ryan and Vance are squaring off in the upcoming midterms to fill the Senate seat currently filled by Republican Rob Portman.
  • The Democrat’s comments come after multiple Democrat campaigns centered around labeling Republicans as “extremists” and “threats to democracy.”
  • “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundation of our republic,” President Biden said during a recent speech. “There’s no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven, intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans. And that is a threat to this country,” he continued.
  • DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said this week, “It’s then evolved, we began to be more and more concerned about the individuals already resident in the United States radicalized by a foreign terrorist ideology.” “Now we are seeing an emerging threat … over the last several years of the domestic violent extremist. The individual here in the United States radicalized to violence by a foreign terrorist ideology, but also an ideology of hate, anti-government sentiment, false narratives propagated on online platforms, even personal grievances,” he continued.