(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Oklahoma GOP Chair John Bennett, who is running for Congress, stated that he believed Dr. Anthony Fauci should be tried for his crimes and executed by firing squad, BizPac Review reported.
Oklahoma GOP Chair and candidate for Congress, John Bennett: “We should try Anthony Fauci and put him in front of a firing squad.”
He added, “And for the Secret Service, if they’re listening, I’m not advocating we kill Anthony Fauci … until he’s convicted of his crimes.” pic.twitter.com/1Ww8coy3ak
— Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) April 27, 2022
This statement was made at a campaign event he was hosting, and was received by cheers and applause.
“We’re fighting communist Democrats. Establishment RINOs. We’re fighting against a system that stole the election in 2020 and nobody’s been held accountable,” he railed at the event.
“We’re in a war with bureaucrats that forced vaccine mandates on us, mask mandates on us, and you know what? They’re pushing this wokeness confusion down our throats now and by the way, we should try Anthony Fauci and put him in front of a firing squad,” he bluntly asserted to an enthusiastic audience.
“And for the Secret Service, if they’re listening,” Bennett continued, “I’m not advocating we kill Anthony Fauci… until he’s convicted of his crimes through a court.”
One of his more controversial positions is regarding disestablishment of Oklahoma’s Muscogee Nation reservation, claiming it will be his goal to do so once he gets into Congress.
His main motivator for this action is to hold criminals who commit crimes on tribal lands accountable. Reservations have their own police and laws and are usually not subject to state laws.
“Congress needs to go back, and they need to de-establish the Muscogee (Creek) Nation reservation. I say once they do that, then they can carry on as they have, you know, all of these years,” he told the Washington Examiner.
“So when I get to Congress, this will be one of my priorities, because it hurts everyone in my district, tribal and nontribal. And this is something that Congress should fix,” Bennett added.
Five Tribes leaders have come out against this, saying “candidates who seek to restrict [their] rights and disestablish [their] reservations… do not deserve to represent our state.”
“Candidates who seek to restrict our rights and disestablish our reservations, after @SCOTUS reaffirmed twice that they have always existed, do not deserve to represent our state” Five Tribes leaders say in joint response to OK Congressional candidate John Bennett remarks. pic.twitter.com/YTrrgMhoN1
— Cherokee Nation (@CherokeeNation) April 20, 2022