On Monday, Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan doubled down on his violent “kill and confront” Republicans comment, specifically targeting his Republican opponent, Trump-backed J.D. Vance, during the first of two debates between the two candidates.

“Kill and confront the extremist movement of which J.D. Vance, unfortunately, is a part of,” Ryan said.

“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,” he added.

“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 concluded.

“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,” Vance said prior to Ryan doubling down on his desire to see conservative Republicans killed.

“That’s not exactly the rhetoric of a unifier,” Vance added.

At another point, Vance hammered Ryan on the topic of abortion.

Congressman Ryan has repeatedly misrepresented JD Vance’s stance on abortion.

JD Vance believes abortion should be legal in emergency situations.

When Tim Ryan tried to use the case in which a 10-year-old Ohio girl was tragically raped and had to travel to get an abortion to attack Vance, JD Vance turned it around and annihilated Ryan.

Vance argued the rapist, who is an illegal alien, would not have even been in the country if Ryan had done his job.

“You voted so many times against border wall funding…If you had done your job, she would have never been raped in the first place. Do your job on border security, don’t lecture me about opinions I don’t actually have,” Vance responded.


Twitchy observed: “Pay attention, Republican candidates!”

Tim, maybe it’s time to get out of Pelosi’s clown car and start listening to voters.

This debate will motivate more Democrats to avoid talking to Republicans.

Vance displayed aggressiveness which some found surprising.


Yes, we need MUCH more of this. Especially now that we have a Democrat Party campaigning on a platform of eliminating their political opponents in a manner that would make Hitler or Stalin smile.


Most of this post was first seen at Conservative Firing Line