Democrat Congressman John Yarmuth called for a “total and complete” ban on teenagers from being able to wear the Make America Great Again red caps after an interaction between a group of teenage students from Covington High School and Native American activists made mainstream media headlines.
“I am calling for a total and complete shutdown of teenagers wearing MAGA hats until we can figure out what is going on. They seem to be poisoning young minds,” Yarmuth said in a tweet on Sunday morning after initial reports claimed the students wearing the caps were harassing the Native American group.
“The conduct we saw in this video is beyond appalling, but it didn’t happen in a vacuum. This is a direct result of the racist hatred displayed daily by the President of the United States who, sadly, some mistake for a role model,” he continued.
As more of the story came to light, and as people accused Yarmuth of threatening 1st Amendment, Yarmuth commented that he was only joking in the tweet.
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When Yarmuth got blown up on Twitter for his fascist-like suggestion, he did exactly what you might expect a D.C. politician to do — he claimed he was joking.
…while getting in another shot at Trump.
“The President’s fans seem far more upset by my (obvious) joke about banning hats than they were when the President said literally the same thing about banning actual human beings. Go figure,” the pompous lawmaker wrote.
He followed that up with: “And if there was any question, I am a passionate supporter of the 1st Amendment. I will always defend the right to wear MAGA hats. Just not the un-American policies they represent.”
People online immediately put Yarmuth through the wringer for the “joke.” Check out these responses:
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