President Donald Trump’s former campaign advisor and longtime friend, Roger Stone, said on Wednesday that the country would break out in violence reminiscent of the Civil War if the president were to be impeached.
“The people who are calling for impeachment are the people who didn’t vote for him,” Stone told TMZ when they caught up with him at Los Angeles International Airport. “They need to get over it, they lost.
“Try to impeach him, just try it,” Stone continued. “You will have a spasm of violence in this country, and insurrection, like you’ve never seen.”
The cameraman asked him if he truly believed that and Stone replied, “No question.”
“Both sides are heavily armed, my friend, yes, absolutely,” he predicted. “This is not 1974, the people will not stand for impeachment.”
“A politician who votes for it [impeachment] would be endangering their own life,” Stone said. He then echoed the president and said that there “will be violence on both sides.”
Stone wanted to make it clear that he is not advocating for violence, but instead “predicting it.” The cameraman then asked him if he was predicting “Civil War-type” violence.