Democrat Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY) has provoked a widespread backlash over remarks he made about President Donald Trump.
During an interview with former White House press secretary Jen Psaki on MSNBC Sunday, the New York lawmaker called for Trump to be “eliminated.”
While making his case, Goldman cited Trump’s allegedly “dangerous” rhetoric.
Speaking with Democrat President Joe Biden’s former spokeswoman, Goldman was discussing Trump’s ongoing legal challenges.
Specifically, they spoke about the politically motivated civil case by Democrat New York Attorney General Letitia James.
“His rhetoric is really getting dangerous, more and more dangerous,” Goldman claimed.
“Now, and his recent True Social post, it’s incredibly, incredibly scary for anyone that might be trying to work in government.”
“It is just unquestionable at this point that that man cannot see public office again.
“He is not only unfit; he is destructive to our democracy, and he has to be eliminated,” Goldman declared.
However, many argued on social media that Goldman is the one peddling “dangerous rhetoric.”
The congressman has long been a critic of Trump and an appeaser of the Left.
As a former federal prosecutor, Goldman gained recognition as the lead counsel for the Democrats during the partisan impeachment trial against Trump.
His involvement in the high-profile case brought him into the public eye.
The overreach centered on allegations that President Trump had improperly solicited foreign interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential election from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
However, Trump was acquitted by the Senate in February 2020. The former President is now the leading favorite to win the 2024 election.
The Trump campaign issued a statement on Monday, noting that Goldman’s remarks were unsurprising.
“Democrats have been calling for violence against President Trump and his supporters since 2016,” Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung said.
“This is not new or surprising rhetoric from disgusting liberals.”
Conservatives on Twitter/X were outraged by Goldman’s comments, meanwhile.
Some argued that the lawmaker was alluding to assassinating the 45th president.
“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,” Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk wrote on X.
“Donald Trump is facing half a millennia in prison for saying people should ‘fight.’
“Instead, Dan Goldman alludes to the assassination of Donald Trump and does so with zero consequences and zero fear of any consequences.”
“In the least, Goldman should be investigated by the Secret Service for this threat,” Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, demanded.
Several argued that Goldman deserved to be censured in the House over his remark.
“I hope Speaker Johnson censures this nut job!!!” Trump-aligned GOP consultant Alex Bruesewitz posted on X.
Goldman apologized on Monday and claimed he misspoke when he called for Trump to be “eliminated.”
“Yesterday on TV, I mistakenly used the wrong word to express the importance for America that Donald Trump doesn’t become President again,” Goldman said in X post.
“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,” he added.