After several liberal blogs and Facebook groups picked it up, a new MoveOn.org petition picked up signatures at lightning speed, accruing thousands of signatures in a matter of hours.
“Arrest and Try House GOP Leadership for Sedition” reads the headline on the user-created petition. Seeking 15,000 signatures before “delivering” to President Obama, the petition statement demands: “[T]he Justice Department of the United States of America to arrest Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Speaker of the House John Boehner and other decision-making House Republican leaders for the crime of seditious conspiracy against the United States of America.”
“The House GOP leadership’s use of the Hastert Rule and H. Res 368 to shut down the government and threaten the US economy with default is an attempt to extort the United States government into altering or abolishing the Affordable Care Act, and thus, is self-evidently a seditious conspiracy,” reads the petition’s background info. “Arrest the perpetrators in Congress immediately and bring them to justice.”
Liberal blogs picked up on the petition, its numbers skyrocketing thereafter.
Below is just a sampling of some of the signatories. One guy believes hanging is too good a punishment for the House GOP:
Another signer found use for the detention center at Gitmo:
And another seems to remember a more uhh… dystopian… version of what just happened over the last few weeks:
View the full petition here.
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