As our own Faye Higbee reported earlier today, an Amtrak train carrying a number of Republican members of Congress struck a garbage truck, killing the driver. Naturally, hatemongers on Twitter, including Michael Ian Black and Jonathan Tasini, a Bernie Sanders whose bio lists him as a CNN “talking head,” used the fatal crash to attack and mock Republicans. Many, of course, hoped the crash would kill Republicans.
“Wow, btwn train full of Goopers hitting truck and this, God is working hard today to clean up the stink. Thank her,” Tasini said in a tweet that has since been deleted.
He “apologized” and clarified that he isn’t a CNN contributor:
Let me save you time. I don’t work for CNN. They don’t pay me. They can’t fire me. I apologized nonetheless.
— Jonathan Tasini (@jonathantasini) January 31, 2018
Translation: It’s OK to wish death on Republicans because they’re