Dem congressional candidate calls for Trump supporters to be sent to ‘reeducation’ camps

It would be wise to pay attention when the left tells you who they are.

Democratic congressional candidate Paula Collins, who is running against U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) was busy getting her “MAGA” hate on during a Zoom townhall this week, boldly declaring that those who support former President Donald Trump need to be sent to a “re-education camp” after the 2024 election to get their minds right.

“Even if we were to have a resounding blue wave come through, as many of us would like, putting it all back together again after we’ve gone through this MAGA nightmare and re-educating basically, which, that sounds like a rather, a re-education camp. I don’t think we really want [to] call it that,” Collins said, according to Fox News. “I’m sure we can find another way to phrase it.”

This is from a candidate whose party has fully embraced the weaponization of the rule of law to target political opponents, up to and including the nation’s 45th president, Donald Trump. A party that seeks to jail those who threaten their hold on power — Peter Navarro, an ex-White House aide to Trump, sits in prison today, and a judge just ruled that another Trump aide, Steve Bannon, must begin his sentence on July 1. Both men were charged with contempt of Congress for not complying with former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s one-sided, politically-motivated select committee seated to investigate the Jan. 6 protest at the U.S. Capitol.

After raising eyebrows, Collins tried to pass off her remarks as civics education, telling Fox News, “[T]he goal would be such that regular citizens could understand the process by which the state courts process matters, compared to the federal court circuit, and so forth.”

“We currently have lawmakers, including Rep. Elise Stefanik, who misquote or misunderstand the law,” she claimed. “Even if MAGA were to be resoundingly defeated, we would need to engage in widespread civics education, which both red and blue voters acknowledge has been slipping in recent years.”

All of which brings to mind the famous quote from C.S. Lewis: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

Stefanik senior advisor Alex DeGrasse dismissed Collins’ chances in the upcoming election.

“This radical New York City Democrat Socialist who literally is renting a bed and breakfast room in NY-21 was caught on tape saying she wants to force Trump voters through ‘re-education camps,’” DeGrasse said. “Everyone knows she will be defeated by Elise Stefanik by a historic margin.”

“[T]his is yet another reason why President Trump, Elise Stefanik, and voters in Upstate and across America will clean the Democrats’ clocks at the ballot box this November,” he added.

Tom Tillison

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