To get the obvious out of the way: Dinesh D’Souza is a convicted felon and the “uranium deal” has been debunked. (Yawn.)
The biggest problem in this tweet is the photo comparison. On the right: Hillary and Bill Clinton. On the left: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
In 1953, the United States executed the Rosenbergs after convicting them of espionage.
Regardless of the Rosenbergs’ guilt or innocence, it is completely over the line to draw this comparison to the Clintons. It is an endorsement of state-sanctioned violence against political opponents and that is not acceptable, from any party.
We are willing to give the Flores campaign the benefit of the doubt; maybe a staffer did not know the Rosenbergs’ story when he or she retweeted D’Souza.
We faxed Flores’s office last night and called his DC office this morning. They told us to contact the campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org. We emailed that address at 9 a.m., demanding a public apology. So far we have heard no response, and in fact the campaign retweeted D’Souza again this morning:
Just because Trump has violated so many other norms, we cannot ignore this advocacy of state-sanctioned violence against a political opponent. Let’s not lose sight of what a functional democracy looks like. And of you are a constituent of Rep. Bill Flores, please contact his office and let him know what you think.
The campaign email address is email@example.com