In Video, Founder Of Proud Boys Praises Violence, Particularly Strangulation
Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes has continuously advocated for violence by his far-right group and supporters of President Trump in general, routinely calling for them to physically harm and outright kill those who oppose them.
What follows is a collection of statements McInnes has made on-air.
- “We will kill you. That’s the Proud Boys in a nutshell. We will kill you.”
- “Beating the sh*t out of these people. I think it’s our job to do, and the cops to turn a blind eye.”
- “If you’re wearing a MAGA hat…and some guy with a slightly punk demeanor comes up to you and says, ‘Hey are you…pro-Trump?’ Choke him.”
- “You can’t call for violence on a specific person, but can you say, they’re throwing bricks, we should throw bricks. Can you call for violence generally? Cause I am.”
- “Fighting solves everything. We need more violence from the Trump people, Trump supporters. Choke a motherf*****. Choke a bitch. … Get your fingers around the windpipe.”
- “I want violence. I want punching in the face. I’m disappointed in Trump supporters for not punching enough.”
- “Get a f****** gun.” “Get ready to blow someone’s f****** head off.”