A recently released video clip from the left-wing MeidasTouch PAC brands Republican Party members as “traitors” unworthy of being called conservatives while describing the GOP as “no different” from the ISIS terror group.
The statements came from MeidasTouch co-founder Ben Meiselas on the PAC’s podcast in an over two-minute clip published Friday. In one tweet, the video was introduced with a message referring to the Republican Party as the “GOP terrorist party.”
On today’s MeidasTouch Podcast I sound off on people calling the GOP terrorist party “Conservatives.” NEVER AGAIN call these terrorists Conservatives.pic.twitter.com/TbtXKQ9eek
— Ben Meiselas (@meiselasb) January 30, 2021
Flashing pictures of Sen. Josh Hawley, Sen. Ted Cruz, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Lauren Boebert, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene each with the label “traitor,” the video includes Meiselas stating “there is nothing conservative about them whatsoever.”
The video has gained nearly half a million views on Twitter alone, with the hashtag “#GOPDomesticTerrorists” trending on app as a result.
Without providing evidence, Meiselas insinuates that these Republicans support both “insurrection” and “terrorist attacks” against the US.
“It is not conservative to support insurrection and terrorist attacks against the United States of America,” he stated.
He also blamed conservatives for the hundreds of thousands of Chinese coronavirus deaths in the US.
“It is not a conservative decision when you claim to support life, but allow more than 400,000 Americans to needlessly die from Covid [coronavirus],” he said.
He then contrasted the GOP with the Democratic Party, which he deemed the true patriots.
“The Democratic Party’s the party of people who are careful, considerate, who love this country, and who are truly patriotic,” he said.
Meiselas then claimed that he sees no difference between the current GOP and the ISIS terror group known for beheadings and other cruel executions of innocents, including journalists and aid workers.
“I don’t want to call this current GOP conservative anymore,” he said. “They’re no different in my mind than ISIS.”
Meiselas reiterated the claim in another tweet.
“STOP calling them ‘Conservative’ groups! If they contribute to Hawley they are TERRORIST groups. No different from ISIS to me.”
STOP calling them “Conservative” groups! If they contribute to Hawley they are TERRORIST groups. No different from ISIS to me. https://t.co/tZHUSTitzQ
— Ben Meiselas (@meiselasb) January 28, 2021
Meiselas then demanded these conservatives be referred to as terrorists when mentioned.
“We call ISIS ‘Islamic Terrorists’ and as Joe Scarborough said, we either call them the ‘Trump terrorists,’ the ‘GOP terrorists,’ the ‘GOP insurrectionists,’” he said. “But they don’t earn the title ‘conservative’ anymore.”
In another video clip published by the group this week, Sen. Marco Rubio is described as a supporter of domestic terrorism:
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— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) January 29, 2021
The group intends to bring its message of holding “GOP traitors accountable” to the US Capitol through a large jumbotron parked at Union Station in Washington, D.C., near Congress.