Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, General Mark Milley, enraged conservatives earlier this year with his refute of the party's critical race theory hysteria, and for revelations that he reached out to his Chinese counterparts to assure the U.S. government was stable amid former President Donald Trump's smear campaign against the validity of American democracy.
Trump slammed Milley as treasonous. Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, without a shred of irony, accused Milley of working to overturn an election. Republican Senator Ronny Jackson of Alabama called on Milley to resign in a Senate hearing.
Now, a Republican candidate to represent Nevada's Third District in the U.S. House of Representatives, Noah Malgeri, has called for Milley's execution in an unhinged rant.
Republican US House candidate Noah Malgeri called for General Mark Milley to be executed live on C-SPAN. pic.twitter.com/DcdoG00aQx
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) December 27, 2021
"He's an active duty soldier. Just convene a general court martial and forget a congressional hearing ... Try him for the crimes ... We need to get back to our patriotic, liberty-loving roots. What did they used to do to traitors if they were convicted by a court? They were executed. That's still the law in the United States of America. I think if he's guilty of it by a court martial and so forth, they should hang him on ... C-SPAN or something."
Social media users found Malgeri's diatribe immensely disturbing.
Things are really getting past the point of no return if this kind of talk is allowed. https://t.co/dPMyBtk4jy
— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) December 27, 2021
Republican politician issues fatwa calling for death to the head of the Joint Chiefs.
If this isn't a federal crime, it's dancing on the border. https://t.co/mHLriOPpYH
— Grant Stern is boosted! (@grantstern) December 27, 2021
Noah Malgeri is out of control.
The GOP should condemn him, but won't. https://t.co/oxC3UbmyZX
— Michael J. Stern (@MichaelJStern1) December 27, 2021
"They should hang him on CNN." -- Republican House candidate on America's highest ranking military officer https://t.co/LjBv44Nbee
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) December 27, 2021
Another proud moment for the party that has become a creepy shadow of its former self. https://t.co/v8djWFY7Uq
— &whatnow (she/her/Ms.) (@back_challah) December 27, 2021
Some saw his comments as representative of the GOP's growing militancy, and warned against the rhetoric being normalized.
The American Right has become obsessed with violence. Christmas photos with every manner of weapon, apocalyptic language, and this sort of nonsense is everywhere.
This is dangerous, folks. It is not normal.
This is why people felt empowered to attack police on January 6. https://t.co/sp8d9ziwMM
— Jim Himes (@jahimes) December 27, 2021
Much of the GOP are fascists and domestic terrorists and their behavior must never be normalized. https://t.co/bStg8xl4f1
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) December 27, 2021
Don't normalize this. We can't let this be normalized as acceptable speech. https://t.co/pDSLIdqK2p
— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) December 27, 2021
Malgeri continues to spew unhinged rants on his social media pages.