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. The author of this post is Virginia Kruta
Former CIA Director Michael Hayden suggested that he would be fine with an effort to "remove"
Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) from "the human race"
- presumably because he continues to hold up the unanimous consent confirmations of military promotions.
Tuberville has opposed unanimous consent for mass confirmations - forcing them to be taken one at a time if they are considered at all - over the Pentagon's policy providing travel allowances for service members seeking abortions. And on Monday, Nathalie Jacoby asked whether Tuberville should "be removed from his committee."
"How about the humane race?"
Critics pointed out that Hayden's words made it sound like he was fine with someone removing Tuberville from the human race.
"Former CIA Director Michael Hayden calls for the assassination of Sen. Tuberville because the senator is performing desperately needed oversight of the U.S. Military. Hayden, a renowned civil liberties violator, promoted the Biden laptop coverup and the Russia collusion scam,"
The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway said in a post on X.
Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald agreed, saying, "There's always a lot of talk about 'inciting violence' and many argue speech that does so should be banned. I can't recall a tweet that more explicitly and obviously advocates murder than this one from Bush/Cheney CIA and NSA Director, and current CNN contributor, @GenMHayden."
"The CIA usually isn't supposed to admit in public that they want to assassinate elected officials, General,"
Damien Toell added.
Hayden responded on Tuesday, claiming that he hadn't meant someone should remove Tuberville from the human race, only that people should not consider him a member of it.
"I was surprised to wake up this morning and discover that many MAGAnuts had lost their minds over my suggestion that 'Coach' Tuberville not be considered a member of the human race. I stand by that view. I'm wishing you all a nice day even the intransigent Tommy Tuberville,"
"The word used was 'removed,' General. Not 'considered,'"
Jay Caruso pointed out.