A Democratic congressman went on television and appeared to say that former President Donald Trump needed to be assassinated. During an interview with former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Daniel Goldman, a congressman from New York, claimed that the 45th president of the United States, and current frontrunner for the GOP nomination in 2024 needed to be “eliminated.”
Ironically, the segment focused on how “dangerous” Trump’s speeches have become.
“His rhetoric is really getting dangerous,” Goldman told Psaki on her MSNBC show.
“More and more dangerous. We saw what happened on January 6th, when he used his inflammatory rhetoric now, and his recent truth social post is incredibly, incredibly scary for anyone that might be trying to work in government. And it is just unquestionable at this point that man cannot see public office again. He is not only unfit, he is destructive to our democracy, and he has to be eliminated.”
.@danielsgoldman: "[Trump's rhetoric] is really getting dangerous … [It's] incredibly scary for anyone who might be trying to work in govt. It's unquestionable [he] cannot see public office again. He's not only unfit, he's destructive to our democracy. He has to be eliminated” pic.twitter.com/18XDLBbWoN
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 20, 2023
Goldman later claimed that he only accidentally called for the former president to be assassinated.
Yesterday on TV, I mistakenly used the wrong word to express the importance for America that Donald Trump doesn’t become President again.
While he must be defeated, I certainly wish no harm to him and do not condone political violence.
I apologize for the poor choice of words.
— Daniel Goldman (@danielsgoldman) November 20, 2023
Few conservatives were buying his excuse.
Sometimes they slip and say the quiet part out loud. https://t.co/sGcRMU3Hh3
— Mike Gallagher (@radiotalkermike) November 20, 2023
Goldman previously served as lead majority counsel in the first impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump and lead counsel to House Managers in Trump’s subsequent impeachment trial.
His entire argument against Trump during the first impeachment trial was blown up over the summer by the State Department.
In August, Goldman was roundly and rightly mocked for his ridiculous defense of Joe Biden speaking to Hunter Biden’s business associates. He claimed that the president didn’t talk business with his son’s business associates but rather discussed “the weather or whatever” before they ended up giving his family hundreds of thousands of dollars.