As we reported last night, Trump-endorsed GOP Candidate J.D. Vance clearly wiped the floor with a shell-shocked Biden supporting Tim Ryan (D-OH) in the first Ohio Senatorial debate. Extreme, far-Left Ryan was asked last night to explain his now-infamous command to Democrats that they must “kill and confront” the MAGA movement. Not only did he double down on his comments from earlier in the year, he specifically targeted J.D. Vance in his rhetoric during the debate.
“Kill and confront the extremist movement of which J.D. Vance, unfortunately, is a part of.”
Before tonight’s debate, Senator Ryan had a slight lead over Vance in the polls. However, if enough voters watched the argument, there’s a very good chance Vance will be ahead in the next poll.
Earlier in the year, Ryan, running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Ohio, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the “exhausted majority” needed to “kill and confront” the extremist Republican movement even as more than 3.1 million Ohioans voted for Trump in the 2020 election. More than 2.8 million voted for him in the 2016 election.
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Some of those answers will come from Republicans, not the extremists that we are dealing with every single day. We’ve got to kill and confront that movement, but working with normal mainstream Republicans, I think that’s going to be really, really important because we have to reform these systems.
-Ohio Senate Nominee Tim Ryan
Tim Ryan on supposed “extremist” Republicans: “We have to kill and confront that movement”
REMINDER: Tim Ryan, just like his buddy Joe Biden, who he votes with 100% of the time, believes that any Republican who supports Donald Trump is an "extremist." pic.twitter.com/5IKUZuhpXG
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) September 13, 2022
Ryan, trying to call Vance out for his past comments, added, “Who says that the president of the United States is intentionally trying to kill people with fentanyl? Who says that the election was stolen?”
“Who runs around with Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida who wants to ban books? He runs around with Lindsey Graham, who wants a national abortion ban. You’re running around Marjorie Taylor Greene, who’s the absolute looniest politician in America,” Ryan said, listing off those that Vance has come in contact with or commented on while campaigning.
“This is a dangerous group, and we do need to confront it, and that’s why I’m running to represent the ‘exhausted majority’: Democrats, Republicans, and independents, against the extreme,” Ryan added.
During the previous question, Vance confronted Ryan for his past comments, saying, “Tim Ryan, who runs all these tv commercials saying that he wants to appeal to Trump voters, wants to appeal to Republicans also says that he wants to ‘kill and confront ‘… the MAGA movement.”
“That’s not exactly the rhetoric of a unifier,” Vance finished.
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The Ohio congressman has attempted to distance himself from Biden, suggesting that Biden should not seek re-election in 2024.
However, in a primetime speech in front of Independence Hall, Ryan echoed Biden’s remarks, declaring that “MAGA Republicans” threaten the nation’s foundation.
Charlie Kirk asks, “Can you imagine if JD Vance or any other conservative said that about Democrats?”
Tim Ryan just said we have to "Kill and confront" the MAGA Movement. Can you imagine if @JDVance1 or any other conservative said that about the Democrats?
Where is the Activist Media outrage?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 14, 2022