Sarah Miller over at SPLC Hate Watch has brought to our attention a disturbing example of fanaticism, nativism, and Obama derangement syndrome. These guys don’t sound too fond of the Bush family either. Just another example of our” glorious far right defenders of freedom”
Shawn Moran is the Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), which represents more than 17,000 border patrol agents and support staff. Last week, he appeared on the Pete Santilli Show, whose host is organizing a protest to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border on July 5th and who previously called for President Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Bush family to be shot and killed.
The NBPC has a conservative stance on immigration, so it’s no surprise that Moran’s name appears regularly in right-wing outlets. But he crossed the line by lending credibility to an extremist like Pete Santilli who wants to shut down the very thing - the border - that he and the people he represents are sworn to protect.
What’s more, Santilli recently promoted armed resistance against the federal Bureau of Land Management agents who were called in to uphold the rule of law during the standoff at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch. He said that the agents must leave or face a “fight to the death.”
Most disturbing of all, Santilli called last May for Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Bush family to be killed.
Note: I had to shorten the Title from the original Hate Watch post, otherwise it wouldn’t fit.