Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) is all set to go Rocky Balboa on some male on the world wide web.
A male from Alaska named Joel Dolphin roasted Higgins in the remark area of 1 of the congressman’s posts on Tuesday, declaring that “Higgins and his ilk have made it abundantly clear they are domestic enemies to our Constitution” and that “sycophantic fools like Traitor Higgins happily amplified” ex-President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election.
“Joel Dolphin, you be the messenger son. You. I’m quick to discover,” he wrote. “Higgins out.”
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Dolphin said he would “happily get the time to repeat myself to your face” if Higgins ever frequented Anchorage.
The Republican told his online detractor that he’ll be going to the condition with Rep. Don Youthful (R-AK) following yr
“Locate us a ring, or a dojo,” Higgins wrote. “I’ll give you a handful of rounds to make your place. Be seeing you. Higgins out.”
Dolphin approved the challenge, telling the GOP lawmaker that “you’ve previously produced the level oneself with your rhetoric and your objection to certifying the election” but “hey, if you want to take it to the mats we can do that, way too.”
“See you in 2022,” he wrote.
On the other hand, Dolphin, whose LinkedIn lists him as a previous law enforcement officer, afterwards instructed the Advocate that he was “not anticipating everything to happen” specified Higgins’ history of cartoonish chest-thumping on Facebook.
For the reason that indeed, this week’s Facebook throwdown was only the most up-to-date occasion of Higgins, also a former police captain, trying to flex some on line machismo.
The Republican posted an unhinged rant on Facebook about “Islamic horror” and “radicalized Islamic suspect[s]” in 2017.
“Every conceivable measure really should be engaged to hunt them down. Hunt them, identity them, and kill them. Kill them all,” he wrote.
Higgins also threatened to shoot armed Black protesters past 12 months in a in the same way deranged Facebook submit, indicating he’d “drop any 10 of you in which you stand.”
“That’s not a obstacle, fellas, it is a guarantee,” he wrote. “We don’t want to see your worthless ass and we really do not want to make your moms cry.”
The Republican carried on with his challenging male rhetoric even following Fb deleted the initial post for violating its policies on promoting violence.
“I’ll advise when it’s time, gear up, mount up, and roll out,” he wrote.