Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, the Washington Free Beacon revealed past tweets from Barnes that said people who support “God, country, and guns” are espousing the same “dangerous” rhetoric as members of the terrorist group ISIS.
Barnes made the comments in a Twitter post in November 2015, two days after terrorists carried out a string of coordinated attacks in France that killed 130 people. ISIS—which claimed at the time that it had established a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria—took credit for the attacks.
“There are people in the legislature who feel a caliphate threat is real in America,” said Barnes in a Nov. 16, 2015, post. “I try to remind them of their theocratic votes.”
“God, country, and guns is as dangerous of a rhetoric here as it is over there,” added Barnes.
The comments could fuel concerns over Barnes’s fiery and often controversial social media posts. His opponent, Republican senator Ron Johnson, has slammed Barnes over posts praising Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei and defending Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, which were first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.
Barnes did not respond to a request for comment.
This isn’t the first time it’s been reveled how dangerous Mandela Barnes has proven to be through Twitter.
Statement from NRSC Spokeswoman Lizzie Litzow: “Barnes’ tweets show just how liberal, radical and dangerous he is. As an elected official, what you say on social media holds a lot of weight but clearly Barnes doesn’t care. If this is how he communicates online, then he shouldn’t even be considered for higher office. He’s simply too dangerous for Wisconsin.”