The 2016 election may be five years in our rear-view mirrors, but conservatives' fixation on former Democratic Secretary of State and Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton continues to be as obsessive and openly violent as ever.
Case in point?
Former advisor to Roger Stone and far-right operative Jason Sullivan gestured and hinted Clinton should be executed in a speech he gave over the weekend in Dallas.
During his comments, Sullivan referenced Clinton while making a gesture that suggested hanging, to thunderous applause.
Sullivan's display came during the Dallas "For God and Country Patriot Round Up," a far-right and QAnon-friendly political action conference. After referring to Clinton as "that godawful woman who shall not be named," Sullivan motioned placing a noose around someone's neck and pulling it tight, as the crowd cheered in approval.
Sullivan's connections to the far-right fringe of the Republican party run deep. A self-proclaimed social media expert, he was hired by infamous Republican operative Roger Stone during former Republican President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
It has been alleged Stone was involved in the WikiLeaks hacking into Clinton's 2016 campaign. He was implicated in the Russian hacking and interference at the center of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation from 2017 to 2019.
Because of his close connection to Stone, Sullivan was subpoenaed by Mueller and gave grand jury testimony about the "Trump-Russia" affair. Stone was later convicted of multiple charges stemming from that investigation.
That sort of shady pedigree made Sullivan a seemingly perfect inclusion in the line-up at the For God & Country Patriot Round Up, which included General Michael Flynn—a convicted felon for his role in the Trump-Russia affair—and former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell—a QAnon conspiracy theorist who repeatedly made empty promises that she had proof of 2020 election fraud by Democrats.
On Twitter, people were shocked and angered by Sullivan's display.
Here's hoping the Secret Service takes this threat to a former First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State and presidential candidate seriously.