Lawyer Lin Wood, the extremist conservative who challenged Donald Trump's Georgia loss in court, is now telling Trump supporters across the U.S. to stock up on "2nd Amendment supplies" because "our leader is [Donald Trump,] not Joe Biden."
The tweet, only the latest in a series of easily debunked conspiracy theories spread by Republicans to undermine Joe Biden's election win, seems to blatantly encourage conservatives to take up arms.
Other far-right conservative media personalities amplified Wood's tweet.
Folks, when @LLinWood tells people to prep, I listen. https://t.co/PTd6wGc90C— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@Emerald Robinson ✝️)1607955421.0
The lawyer would go on to urge Trump supporters to "Stay strong" and "#FightBack." He also told them that when "it feels like chaos, it is a plan."
President Trump himself retweeted Wood, telling his followers the recount in Georgia was a "scam."
Doing a great job in Georgia. Their recount is a scam, means nothing. Must see fraudulent signatures which is prohi… https://t.co/bN7mI72iKF— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1605443547.0
Lin Wood—a dangerous far-right radical tied to Trump's legal team—tweeted that Trump would soon start jailing peopl… https://t.co/sybYvuzjLq— Seth Abramson (@Seth Abramson)1608077026.0
On Twitter, of course, many felt Wood was off his rocker.
Donald Trump lost by 7 Million votes. https://t.co/v3xXHM8W9H— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1606956013.0
I met with @realDonaldTrump in the Oval Office at White House on March 11, 2020 at President’s request. I have not… https://t.co/6Y3Heusygk— Lin Wood (@Lin Wood)1599352364.0
Far-right conservatives online, however, took up Wood's call to arms.
@LLinWood @realDonaldTrump lets doooo this. Patriots were born for this moment.— shane (@shane)1607925259.0
@LLinWood @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/lTwY4uBBNE— bluesky (@bluesky)1607928587.0
Some liberals on social media began to make fun of conspiracy-hungry conservatives by telling them to sit out the next election if they're so sure it's rigged.
@Newsweek And don't forget to boycott all rigged elections.— Scum Troll (@Scum Troll)1607993936.0
@Newsweek Sedition is fun, especially when the police do nothing about it.— Ť٥ЖÞÅﻜћ₭¤V™∙•ſґ• (Mg,Fe2+)2(Mg,Fe2+)5Si8O22(OH)2 (@Ť٥ЖÞÅﻜћ₭¤V™∙•ſґ• (Mg,Fe2+)2(Mg,Fe2+)5Si8O22(OH)2)1607991966.0
President Trump's refusal to concede the election caused huge swaths of the country to doubt the foundations of our democracy.
This is what the Trump cult is talking about right now. So everyone knows. https://t.co/bLZPWcjvKX— S.V. Dáte (@S.V. Dáte)1607966535.0
Several Twitter users tagged the FBI, believing Wood's tweet could bring about violence.
@LLinWood @realDonaldTrump What are "2nd Amendment supplies"? I'm assuming you mean bluing and rags to protect the… https://t.co/l6RZeauYZT— Windhorse (@Windhorse)1607973340.0
@LLinWood @realDonaldTrump So uhhh @FBIAtlanta @FBI when will you be showing up at this person's door for a threat… https://t.co/rt3LrdbQBh— Steven (@Steven)1607929469.0
Irresponsible lawyers like Wood, who spread false rhetoric that could potentially incite violence, have no place on the public stage.