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JD Vance: Tim Ryan’s ‘Kill and Confront’ comment was another attempt by the left to engage in political violence

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Republican JD Vance, running for the U.S. Senate open seat from Ohio, lambasted his opponent, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), saying his “kill and confront” MAGA was only another attempt by the left to engage in political violence.

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News the weekend before last, Vance lambasted Ryan’s “kill and confront” MAGA comments and dubbed his “extreme rhetoric” as another attempt by the left to engage in violence. politics, after a debate this month where Ryan included Vance in a group of people he called “extremists.”

The interview took place in Chillicothe, about 100 miles outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, as the Buckeye State Republican took a tour of the southeastern part of the state to channel his roots from the Appalachia with two weeks remaining in the race.

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) speaks May 3, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Vance told Breitbart News that if a Republican tried to make the same comments as Ryan — like wanting to “kill and confront” the far left or “kill and confront” radical Democrats — “it would be 24 hours a day national news and “every media personality would accuse you of inciting murder against Democratic leaders.”

The Buckeye State Republican explained that “it’s more of a media commentary” because Ryan has said “a lot of stupid things” in his last 20 years in Washington, D.C., but “that the media won’t call it some pretty extreme rhetoric, and I think there’s some pretty dangerous rhetoric.

JD Vance: Tim Ryan’s ‘Kill and Confront’ comment was another attempt by the left to engage in political violence

In this June 2020 photo, a rioter raises his fist as a fire burns in the street after clashes with law enforcement near the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct shortly after midnight. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

“I think it is irresponsible for Tim Ryan to use this rhetoric while his side is engaged in political violence,” he added.

Vance, discussing the violence that occurred during the riots throughout 2020, said: “What happened in the summer of 2020 where the media and major political figures actively encouraged looting, rioting, burning of cities, is a far greater threat to democracy than anything that has happened since.

“We’re talking 26 dead, tens of billions of dollars in property damage, entire communities are effectively destroyed, and it’s taken them years to recover, and the media and Democrats have been pushing it,” he said. -he explains. “Let them come back and say I’m a threat to democracy because I think people deserve a quick jury trial… That’s the craziest, most ridiculous charge.”

Vance also spoke to Breitbart News about the need for a new Congress to overturn federal immigration laws that allow multinational corporations to replace American professionals — often in high-paying STEM jobs — with cheaper foreign workers in under the H-1B visa program.

He also acknowledged that the country needs a “new generation of leaders”, not the “old generation” like his opponent, in addition to the need for the United States to “protect” single-family homes and land. American agricultural foreign investors such as China and billionaires. like Bill Gates.

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him at or follow him on Twitter @JacobMBliss.


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