Congressman Dan Goldman (D-NY) recently appeared on MSNBC with former Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki and they were discussing former President Donald Trump.
The pair was discussing comments the former President made to ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl. Trump had told Karl in an interview that he wanted to go up to the Capitol on 1/6 to stop what was going on but the Secret Service forbid it.
Goldman went on to say that the former President’s “rhetoric is really getting dangerous.”
However, he then said that “he has to be eliminated.”
.@RepDanGoldman: “His rhetoric is really getting dangerous… It is just unquestionable at this point that [Trump] cannot see public office again. He is not only unfit. He is destructive to our democracy. He has to be eliminated.” pic.twitter.com/9hS6NHlOB5
— Inside with Jen Psaki (@InsideWithPsaki) November 19, 2023
In the same breath of warning against dangerous rhetoric Goldman uses it himself.
The following day Goldman tried to talkback his statement.
“Yesterday on TV, I mistakenly used the wrong word to express the importance for America that Donald Trump doesn’t become President again,” he wrote on social media. “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.”
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
If a Republican went on TV and said that a Democrat presidential candidate needed to be “eliminated” they’d be raided by the FBI within hours. Donald Trump is facing half a millennia in prison for saying people should “fight.”
Instead, Dan Goldman alludes to the assassination of… https://t.co/TBNbaHMQye
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 20, 2023