At a town hall event held last week in Pennsylvania, things took a rather chilling turn when a liberal activist read a question many construed as a threat.
Republican senator Pat Toomey was fielding questions when Simon Radecki, an activist with Make the Road Pennsylvania, a pro-illegal immigration organization, stepped up to the mic.
That’s when Radecki asked a question that the Post Gazette described as “deeply uncomfortable, and some say threatening.”
“We’ve been here for a while, you probably haven’t seen the news,” the gangly man with a piercing gaze began. “Can you confirm whether or not your daughter Bridget has been kidnapped?”
Toomey paused for a moment, briefly said “uhhhh” before Radecki tried to follow up with some ridiculous assertion that what he had just threatened was the equivalent of deporting illegals.
“The reason I ask is because that’s the reality of families that suffer deportation …” he spat out before Toomey said “that’s a ridiculous question” and police ushered Radecki out of the room.
The exchange was caught on video, though the audio was redacted during the live event. Reporters in attendance confirmed the exchange.
Settle down, Sir-Creeps-a-Lot.
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Police report that Radecki may now be facing charges of disorderly conduct and disrupting a public meeting.
PBS39 CEO Tim Fallon, who was in attendance at the event, said “If you were in the room, it was one of the scariest things that I have ever been a part of.”
“It was perceived as a threat by myself [and] folks I have had interactions with,” Fallon added.
The liberal activist took to Facebook to try and further clarify his question:
What I did tonight was to force Senator Toomey into a place of empathy for the briefest moment in the hope that he would…
Vic Walczak, legal director of the Pennsylvania chapter of the ACLU, offered legal counsel on behalf of Radecki, saying, “He didn’t disturb the meeting, he was trying to ask a question.”
“We’d love to talk to him,” Walczak announced.
That’s ironic, especially given this Radecki Facebook post railing against organizations like the ACLU for protecting hate speech, including threats.
“I’m just done with organizations that promote hate speech,” he said. Including “kill all [x].”
What about those who protect people making threats of abducting a public official’s child?
Senator Toomey isn’t the only lawmaker Radecki has been hanging out with as of late. Here he is with a few of his friends. You may recognize them …
It seems Radecki clumsily attempted to go with shock value to portray deportation in the same light as having a child abducted. Was it criminal? That remains to be seen.
One comment on the NTK Network website summarized the difference between deportation and abduction flawlessly. It’s a difference Radecki and his liberal, pro-illegal pals probably don’t understand.
“Kidnapping is when you illegally take someone away from where they are legally at,” the reader wrote. “Deportation is when you legally take someone away from where they are illegally at.”
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