Kyle Bibby, a former Obama administration fellow, revealed he believed that “raiding, dropping a bomb” or “seizing their assets” of Republicans would have been an appropriate response to the events on January 6th.
“Kyle Bibby, national campaign manager at Common Defense and a former Marine Corps Infantry officer, told that had a foreign entity engaged in an attack similar to the Jan. 6 coup attempt or rallied the support of the main culprit thereafter, the U.S. military would have responded with an offensive strike or at the minimum stiff economic penalties,” the outlet summarized.
“But he added that the militias and Trump supporters who were there are ultimately not so much the issue as is the Republican Party that empowers them,” The Root continued.
Bibby, who also appeared on Bernie Sanders’s “Hear The Bern” podcast, emphasized that if the “violent insurrectionists” were “in Afghanistan,” he believes it would have been justified to “raid, drop a bomb,” or “seize their assets”:
When asked about the violent insurrectionists, Bibby said, “If they were in Afghanistan, we would’ve hit them. Either a raid, drop a bomb on them, whatever it is.” He continued, “But the organizations that are funding this and who are backing this that are creating the political movement behind this are organizations like Fox News, Breitbart, One America News Network, and the Republican Party. If these organizations existed in another country, we would be sanctioning them. We would be seizing their assets for inciting terroristic threats against an American ally or against U.S. interests.”