Bass (D): I ‘Absolutely’ Believe Trump Will Have Blood on His Hands for ‘Racist’ Tweets

Washington Free Beacon | 7/16/2019 | Cameron Cawthorne
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Rep. Karen Bass (D., Calif.) on Tuesday responded in the affirmative that President Donald Trump will have "blood on his hands" if anyone commits a "racially inspired attack" because of his tweets aimed at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and the three other female progressive Democrats known as "the squad."

Bass appeared on MSNBC's Deadline: White House, where she discussed Trump's recent tweets targeting the "squad," which consists of Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.).

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Host Nicolle Wallace asked Bass whether she believed political discourse was getting out of control.

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"Absolutely," Bass responded. She went on to say she was concerned about the lives of her four Democratic colleagues, two of which she said were members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

"These four women go through death threats every single day. They don't talk about it very often. I'm very worried one of them might be injured if not killed and you remember when the guy went in and shot up the synagogue," Bass said. "Remember who he cited. He said that the president said that they were getting funding to encourage Central Americans to come over to the United States."

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"I believe that his racist, hateful rhetoric absolutely has consequences. All he needs to do is trigger somebody who is mentally unstable or who is a bigger racist than he is and somebody else is going to get hurt," Bass continued.

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