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Sen. Paul, conservatives warn of ‘violent consequences’ of Biden rhetoric following death of North Dakota teen

Sen. Rand Paul questions Dr. Anthony Fauci during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing.

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Conservatives on social media and on Capitol Hill are pointing to heated rhetoric from President Biden following a killing in North Dakota that left a teenager dead following a reported political disagreement. 

Cayler Ellingson, 18, was killed on Sunday in North Dakota after 41-year-old Shannon Brandt allegedly ran over him with his car following a political dispute and said he believed Ellingson was a “Republican extremist,” according to court documents.

In recent days, conservatives on social media have pointed to a recent speech by President Biden suggesting that supporters of former President Trump represent an “extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”

“Words can have violent consequences,” Kentucky Republican Rand Paul, who was the victim of political violence along with his wife outside the Republican National Convention in 2020, told Fox News Digital in a statement. “President Biden needs to realize that his vilification of his opponents is inflaming some of his supporters to violence. As a victim of political violence, both sides need to recognize the consequences of heated rhetoric.”

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Sen. Rand Paul questions Dr. Anthony Fauci during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing.
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“An 18-year-old was executed in cold blood by a Democrat political terrorist because of rhetoric like this,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., claimed on Twitter along with a video of Biden calling Trump supporters “extreme.” “Democrats want Republicans dead, and they’ve already started the killings. Democrat’s political war against patriotic Americans must end!”

“The victim’s name is Cayler Ellingson,” Breitbart News senior editor Joel Pollak tweeted. “He is like Heather Heyer, the left-winger murdered by a neo-Nazi in Charlottesville. Except the man who drove into Ellingson did so after @JoeBiden incited Democrat hate, and the press will never ask Biden to disavow.”

“.@GOPLeader should promise to open a congressional investigation into Joe Biden if Republicans win back the House for Biden inciting violence in his Sept 1 speech that led to Shannon Brandt confessing he killed Calyer [sic] Ellingson simply for being a Republican,” former Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis tweeted. 

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