An op-ed posted June 11 by Huffington Post contributor Jason Fuller was pulled by the website after Wednesdayâ€™s attack on congressional Republicans.
â€œImpeachment Is No Longer Enough; Donald Trump Must Face Justice,â€ a call for the prosecution and execution of the president, was published just three days before 66-year-old gunman James Hodgkinson shot Rep. Steve Scalise and three others on an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field. A reporter for The Daily Caller noticed the deletion late Wednesday and found a cached version still available.
â€œTrumpâ€™s impeachment and removal from office are no longer enough,â€ the HuffPo contributor wrote. â€œDraining the swamp means not only ejecting Trump from the presidency, but also bringing himself and everyone assisting in his agenda up on charges of treason. They must be convicted (there is little room to doubt their guilt). And thenâ€Šâ€” â€Šupon receiving guilty verdictsâ€Š â€” â€Šthey must all be executed under the law. Anything less than capital punishmentâ€Š â€”â€Šor at least life imprisonment without parole in a maximum security detention facilityâ€Š â€” would send yet another message to the world that America has lost its moral compass.â€
The writer then asserted that Republican leadership should face the same fate.
â€œNothing would do more than to convict them of the highest offense defined by our Constitution, and then to deliver the ultimate punishment. Donald Trump deserves nothing less,â€ the author wrote. â€œMitch McConnell, Steve Bannon, and Paul Ryan should also share Donald Trumpâ€™s fate, for they have done more than practically anyone to protect him and to throw our country under the proverbial bus. In order to survive, we as a nation must deliver the ultimate punishment under the law to all involved in its current destruction.â€
Jason Fuller was mendacious, but not repentant, in the aftermath of the removal of his posting. Medium