Local Politician Caught Threatening Congresswomen

Local Politician Caught Threatening Congresswomen



>> A New Jersey school board member is possibly
facing an ethics investigation after he posted hateful, Islamophobic content on his Facebook
page. Now he also wished death upon members of Congress,
freshman Democrat Rashida Talib being one of them. And it just gives you a sense of the state
this country is in right now. I mean, this is a school board member who
has decided that, yeah, it's okay. I'm gonna go ahead and publicly post these
hateful messages, literally wishing death upon members of Congress. The posts from Toms River Regional school
board member Daniel Leonard included one that states quote, my life would be complete if
she slash they die over a photograph of US representative Rashida Tlaib who's a Michigan
Democrat and is also Muslim. So I'm going to show you a few of his posts,
their screenshots of a few of his posts. First, there's his photo. And he was elected as a school board member
and I think that voters in that region need to be aware of who he is, and you need to
get them out. So let's go to the next picture, please. So this is an example of one of his posts. He has a picture of Rashida Tlaib and notice
that he's linking to a Fox News article that mentions that Rashida Tlaib calls for hunger
strikes to shut down ICE. And apparently, that really upset him and
he says that his life would be complete if she dies. In one other post that targets Ilhan Omar,
the picture as Sharia Barbie comes with hijab, bruises and Quran. I mean this is just gross because, it's gross
regardless of who he is and what position he holds. But he makes decisions that impact the lives
of kids in this school district. One features a photo of representative Ilhan
Omar, who is also a Muslim, with the comment, terrorist 100%. So let's open this open to the panel, and
then I'll give you a little information about his history and his time in the military. >> This really speaks to the tone and tenor
of the environment in which we currently in. With this hate mongering and this fear based,
us versus them mentality and the Southern Poverty Law Center they have found that there's
been a 30% increase in hate groups since Donald Trump took office, or at least since he's
truly come into power. And that's been extremely problematic because
as we see these instances of threats, violence, and hate happen as a result of this fear mongering. And it's not okay. >> So he was going after these two representatives. Obviously, we know where that's stemming from,
we know who's been talking about these congresswomen the most. So one is from Minnesota and one is from Michigan. This guy is from New Jersey, so he has to
ask himself so what is it about them that's affecting my life so much that I'd like to
see them dead? Or one of them just to be fair to him even
though he has no reason to be, to see them dead. What's happening to him outside of him arguing
for different policies in the country because that must be un-American to him? I want to see them dead because what, they're
fighting for minimum wage increases, cuz they're fighting for universal healthcare. That makes you want to see them dead. >> Well think about this, I mean, he is, as
we all are, right, to some extent, part of a filter bubble. So if he's consuming a very specific type
of media over and over again, he's not hearing about Medicare for all. And if he is, he's hearing a very skewed version
or commentary about Medicare for all. Think about the way someone like Donald Trump,
who he by the way, a fierce defender of and supporter of. Think about the way Donald Trump depicts these
women and how he fear-mongers about them on a regular basis. Just today, we covered a story about Donald
Trump's speech at Turning Point USA and how he falsely claimed that these women have said
that they hate Jews. That's what he said. None of them have ever once uttered those
words, but he fear-mongers about them. He makes it appear as though these women are
dangerous. And that fear mongering unfortunately seeps
into the minds of incredibly impressionable people. >> And when you don't have a pointer policy
to dispute against that then you say things like they hate America, why don't they go,
they want you dead. Then you start seeing people like this, and
we talked about and think was Cesar. The would be male bomber follows people like
this and it says you know that's right, they're the enemy, got to kill them. My life, he said my life will be better if
they were dead. What about your life gets better when they
die? >> Isn't it so strange how he sees this as
a direct attack on him just their very existence or their desire to do their job? It's crazy, it is actually just really crazy,
how their minds start to work because of the information that they're taking on, and this
fear mongering mindset that's been created and it's so incredibly dangerous. >> So let me give you some information about
him and what you can do if you're a voter in his area, because there is an action you
can take relatively soon. So according to USA Today, Leonard of Beachwood,
represents that town on the nine-member regional school board. He was actually elected to the board back
in 2016 but he's seeking re-election in November. So vote him out. He needs to go. Now there is a possibility that an ethics
investigation could lead to him being ousted from the school board. But just in case that doesn't work out, and
honestly these days, I don't really rely on people to hold others accountable in these
types of organizations. We need voters to get active and understand
who's making decisions about your children in the school board. So he's had some issues, for instance, according
to reports, he was in the Army. He was a Paratrooper in the Army's 82nd Airborne
Division in Afghanistan, and he's previously told the press that he's struggling with neurological
health issues. And look, that makes me feel bad for him and
he should get the treatment he needs. But if those injuries are leading to possible
dangerous incidence with kids, then he has no business serving on that board. But here's one other thing that you should
consider. He had gone into some sort of altercation
with someone on the road. So he got angry at someone on the road and
started chasing them at high speeds. And when the cops showed up, they described
him as angry, agitated. If this is someone who doesn't have the right
temperament to make decisions about kids or be around kids, he shouldn't be around kids. If he's spreading all this hatred about certain
groups of people, well, there are Muslim kids within that school district. I don't want him responsible for those kids. >> There's one particular in general. >> That's right. >> Who went to one of the meetings and she
said, this is a threat to me. My daughter wears hijabs in school. So when someone like this that goes off. Has he ever met a Has he ever met Ilhan Omar,
so what is it about them that scares him? It's what they look like, it's the only thing
left, and what they say. Okay, what they say, too. So again, you don't have an argument against
their policies, so you're afraid of them, you want them dead. What does that transfer then to kids in the
district where you're on the board of when you have, to get to Fox & Friends panelists,
who said, you know what? They're infiltrating our schools, it's our
public schools that are a problem. So when the school board member looks at someone
in his public school, this kid, and says they're infiltrating with their hijabs in my school,
I need to do something about it. It's not one of those things where we're looking
for punishment just because we don't agree with the guy's hatred, but because he actually
has influence over someone else's that is in his district. That's just the way it works. Also, this is how boisterous he is about his
policies. I'm never going to back down, but I vow to
be more articulate in my approach, that the message I'm trying to convey as a private
citizen is clear and precise, and in no way reflects the position of the board. Too late. >> Yeah. >> Still, the office said he's seeking reelection. And that his intention was not suggesting
he was wishing for the congresswoman's death based on her faith. What was it? >> Yeah, what was it exactly? I mean there was no dissection of policy. >> No. >> There was no debate about what these lawmakers
want to propose or want to accomplish. It was all about, I mean really Hijab Barbie. That was somehow not related to the fact that
they're Muslim? Come on. >> And also, his saying, I'm going to be more
articulate in how I approach things from now on. That means he's going to be speaking in code,
but essentially, he's already told who he is and what he believes, and nothing's gonna
change about that. So no matter how he really frames things moving
forward, he should not be in his position and people in his area need to do something
about it. >> So, remember, send us some comments as
we do these stories. Gabby Morita just sent in a comment and if
you're not a member and you want to participate in the conversation, you can do so by joining. Go to TYT.com/join to become a member. Gabby Wrightson says, this story is exactly
why, as Anna was emphasizing earlier, local elections are just as important as state or
national. People like this should not be in charge of
schools. And I completely agree with you. Get involved in your local community, it is
just as important. Those decisions and those lawmakers within
your community make decisions that impact your life, that impact your kids lives. And if you're not active, if you're not advocating
for yourself, then you're going to have people with this type of temperament and this type
of hatred, making decisions about your kids.

47 thoughts on “Local Politician Caught Threatening Congresswomen

  1. Well this is what they voted for.and it's a damn shame let the kids vote. Lol they have more cooth

  2. She said Trump very easily could have said those things about Detroit… to me that means she’s saying she believes those things about Detroit. It is truly sad what has happened to places like Baltimore and Detroit. The jobs have left, they have become poor, unsafe and undesirable places to live in my opinion. Hard to believe the anti-business liberal leaders of these cities have been unable to bring jobs to the areas to revitalize these communities. Oh, I guess they don’t want to. AOC bragged about preventing Amazon from bringing jobs to her district and if people have jobs they aren’t dependent on the government and might not vote for higher taxes if they were the ones paying them.

  3. AOC is the creation of a fawning national media and slick public relations. In reality, AOC is dedicated to bringing about a dangerous socialist democratic revolution.
    Her policy proposals include open borders, a guarantee of a gov't job for all the unemployed, anti corporate hatred, Medicare For All and higher taxes. She is a front for the radical group "Justice Democrats" who are not Democrats nor just.
    She was willing to sacrifice the jobs of 25,000+ workers in her activist role in stopping the AmazonHQ2 deal. She voted against an emergency immigrant bill to provide relief to immigrants at the border despite its passage in the Democratic House, In one instance she showed her disdain for workers and in the other she showed a callous disregard for the health and lives of immigrants at the border.
    In sum AOC has shown her willingness to sacrifice everybody on the altar of her twisted socialist ambition. She will stop at nothing and attack anyone who stands in her way.

  4. I appreciate that JD and TYT are asking people to get involved in local politics by becoming a school board member. I agree. However, I'm a teacher who has been in public education for a decade. I wanted to run for the board in my district. When I started looking into it, I found out that it requires as many hours as a close to full time job- without pay. That is a big problem and a major factor in why only a select few can afford to do it. I am a public school teacher in a low income school sitting on a huge debt, but with profound inside knowledge on how to make the education system work for everyone. IOW, qualified people like me are pushed out because of money and needing it to live. Our system is corrupt to its core. It will take a long time to undo it, but we need to:-/

  5. So now, the right wing conservatives are declaring a war on the minorities. Well, actually they had declared the war not too long ago, but the threats coming from the right wing are getting worse. Farron Cousins from The Ring of Fire is right, when he covered the story about the FBI director testifies before the Senate judiciary committee that the right wingers are domestic terrorist group and they are much more of a threat.

  6. These white men are so weak and scared of anything other than bright white. They're insecurity is just so pathetic.

  7. When she call the President the M word or for the elimination of Israel. Yes they are dangerous. What happens here is when the democrats do it everything is ok. When the republicans do it oh is racist. They are giving the democrats the same taste of there own medecine

  8. Americans are segregated again so the media has been segregated aswell, and were being feed the information that reinforces the stereotypes they want to create

  9. THE LEAST RACIALLY TOLERANT COUNTRIES

    40% + (of individuals surveyed would not want a person of another race as a neighbour)

    India, Jordan

    30 – 39.9%

    Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea

    20 – 39.9%

    France, Turkey, Bulgaria, Algeria, Morocco, Mali, Zambia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines, Bangladesh, Hong Kong

    THE MOST TOLERANT COUNTRIES

    0 to 4.9%

    United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Britain, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Australia, New Zealand

    5 – 9.9%

    Chile, Peru, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Belarus, Croatia, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa

    10 – 14.9%Finland, Poland, Ukraine, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Slovakia

    15 – 19.9% Venezuela, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Macedonia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Russia, China

    Source: World Values Survey

  10. …Black and Mestizo gangs commit more murders in a single week, on the average, than all the organized White “racist” groups have even been accused of for the past 50 years

  11. Fun fact. White men commit 42.9% of violent crimes in America. Even though they make up 67% of the male population. Blacks are over 4 times more likely to attack whites than the other way around. Blacks committed an average of 560,600 violent crimes against whites, whereas whites committed only 99,403 such crimes against blacks. So basically whites are by far the least out of all races to be worried about by far. Also Muslims are 7 times at the very least more likely to commit all categories of violent crimes than the national average.

  12. It should be OK to threaten politician left or right, so they stay in line. They are our servants they should be treated as such until the philosophy of politics changes.

  13. That's typical from Toms River, the are the Alabama hill billies of New Jersey along with Moorisstown in north jersey.

  14. Ironically the members of the squad would make his life better because they are for universal medical care for all that would include mental care. His would be much better

  15. white Christians of the Republican Party are known to be raiders + A group of harassers and They beat women. These Zionist animals accuse others of what they do

  16. I would love to see this channel die. A bunch of invasive species pushing agenda, while sucking the corporate dick and bunch of Race baiters attacking counter views and opinions.

  17. Trump is right…these women ARE dangerous…to his continued political career. To all he believes in. To his manhood. To everything he believes in.

    This is why we love them. 💜💜💜

  18. I just wonder what would the action of the right wingers and some of the left if 10% of what is being said about Talib and Omar is directed at the chairman of Israeli political action committee, just wondering

  19. Disgusting piece of Shit this President calling for a race war that white people most certainly will not win.

  20. If the left wing is "socialist" then the right wing is fascist, this perfectly encapsulates the internet mentality of right wingers.

  21. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣ugly tubby guy i see. Probably couldnt or wouldnt get his fat butt off the couch to do anything for this nation he claims to love.

  22. At this point that man is a liability to the Toms River school board and the school district itself. If he does something to one of those kids the board can't say 'we didn't see it coming'.

  23. Trump allows and encourage this hate. People are emboldened to express racist and violence. Vote them out 👍

  24. Ask any Immigrant, or a brown skin citizen, this is nothing new. This has been happening for a very long time. This is news cause — under Trump, it is now happening to Congressmen/women.  Gosh! If I saved a $ every time I was told to go back to my country of origin, I would have thousands of $$ by now.

  25. We have videos of your Heroin making racist comments. Stop being apologist for B'nai B'rith. You racist coward's.

  26. Ok, look…this is disgusting, obviously. But I really did not like when you, Ana, said that he "impacts children". I agree 100% hands down and he should face consequences to the full extent of the law. However, why is everybody glazing over Trump's role? Trump has said and done things, supported people who have done and do these things, and there is nothing done. I wouldn't be surprised if this man got the impression that this behavior is okay from Trump's examples. This shit is going to continue to happen, and it's going to continue to get worse. Why is this okay for Trump, who impacts WAY more children than this idiot??

  27. "slay or crucify or cut the hands and feet of the unbelievers, that they be expelled from the land with disgrace and that they shall have a great punishment in world hereafter" Is fearing that, a phobia? Since I’m commenting on TYT: a phobia is an irrational fear.

  28. A phobia is an irrational fear. Islam dictates that nonbelievers should be killed. There is no such thing as Islamophobia.

  29. He’s not going anywhere, his constituents are the same way. It’s 30 mins away from me, I know his town well.

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