Harrison Floyd, a patriotic Marine veteran running as a Republican for Congress from Georgia, has said he intends to fight socialism, and is now being attacked by leftists who falsely claimed he threatened Democrat Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with actual gunfire.
“I’m a fourth-generation military veteran, and a former United States Marine,” he said in a video announcing his candidacy. “I’m running for Congress because my family and I didn’t fight for our freedoms to allow our country to fall to socialism.”
“I’ll fight socialists in Congress the same way I fought terrorists in the desert. So help me God,” he added.
The battle of our time is for American opportunity and values, and AGAINST entitlement, elitism and rising socialism—and I am ready to fight that fight. Join my campaign for Congress today >> https://t.co/jw24bgpmmM #MAGA pic.twitter.com/ejKBDbYsnk
— Harrison Floyd (@HarrisonFloydGA) May 7, 2019
Floyd’s video highlighted his three tours as a machine gunner and his family, which has served in the U.S. military for four generations.
But Democrat opponent Carolyn Bourdeaux, naturally, thinks this man’s service is a bad thing and accused him of being aggressive and violent.
“Violence has absolutely no place in our public discourse and I denounce this abhorrent video in the strongest possible terms,” she said on Twitter. “This message doesn’t represent GA values and for Harrison Floyd to enter this race by inciting violence is wrong.”
Floyd, however, said he’s not going to shut up because Bourdeaux and her ilk are triggered:
— Harrison Floyd (@HarrisonFloydGA) May 10, 2019
One person even accused Floyd of threatening recently-elected Democrat Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with gun violence.
Harrison Floyd just threatened @aoc with actual firepower. How is this acceptable?
— PaperMario (@Jozay1017) May 25, 2019
One person set him straight:
NO …. Harrison Floyd was merely showing HIS RESOLVE ….. this man gives 100% to ANY task he accepts to address. FYI – AO-CORTEZ is trying to subvert the Sovereignty of OUR country with HER INSANE LIBERAL AGENDA.
— OLDTEXAN (@nbnative45) May 26, 2019
Then there was this bit of racist trash hurled against Floyd, who happens to be black:
Harrison Floyd is the worse bamboozled black republican trash I have seen in a good minute. The bamboozlement is strong with this clown. #justgoaway #youlose #whyareyouevenhere #youmakeblkpeoplelookbad pic.twitter.com/kbV1cgjXgr
— Ash1a A (@Ashia86) May 25, 2019
Even fake black man Shaun King weighed in:
Deeply disturbing. https://t.co/b87GcDJJB8
— Shaun King (@shaunking) May 25, 2019
Floyd, one of three Republicans running in the district, has clearly stated that his weapons of choice for fighting the scourge of socialism remain sound policy, convictions and words.
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