Democratic Congressman Tom Suozzi found himself on hot-water over the weekend, telling a “nervous” crowd of supporters it may be time to “put pressure” on the President using “the Second Amendment” if he opposes the constitution.
According to the NY Post, Suozzi was speaking at a town hall event in Long Island, New York when he suddenly commented on the Second Amendment; bizarrely suggesting it may be the only thing to prevent the Commander-in-Chief from “ignoring the courts.”
“It’s really a matter of putting public pressure on the president,” Suozzi told the crowd. “This is where the Second Amendment comes in, quite frankly, because you know, what if the President was to ignore the courts? What would you do? What would we do?”
“The Second Amendment is the right to bear arms,” he added.
“This video is incredibly disturbing. It’s surreal to watch a sitting member of Congress suggest that his constituents should take up arms against the president of the United States,” said National Republican Campaign Committee spokesman Chris Martin.
Watch the New York Democrat’s comments above.