Roger Stone, a former Trump campaign advisor and personal friend of the President says if Congress impeaches Donald Trump, there will be all-out Civil War in the U.S.
"The people who are calling for impeachment are the people who didn't vote for him. They need to get over it," Stone said to TMZ in an airport baggage claim.
"They lost. Theire candidate had every advantage: They spent two billion dollars, we spent $275 million. Sorry, we whipped their ass. It is over. You lost."
He added, warning: "Try to impeach him. Just try it. You will have a spasm of violence --an insurrection-- in this country like you have never seen before... Both sides are heavily armed, my friend."
"This is not 1974," Stone, who worked in the White House during Nixon's resignation, added. "People will not stand for [impeachment of President Trump]. Any politician who votes for it would be endangering their own life."
He explained: "There will be violence on both sides. Let me make this clear: "I'm not advocating violence, I am predicting [violence]."
Asked if he is saying that Trump's removal from office would lead to a Civil War, Stone said: "Yes, that is what I think will happen."
And Roger Stone will do whatever he can to create the atmosphere that leads to that (and already has for the most part). The unsaid promise is that any attempt to remove Trump from office, or to even censure him, would lead to bloodshed on a massive scale, open warfare in the streets of American cities and towns, and lawmakers being targets.
Also, Stone is quick with the "both sides" rhetoric that Trump has used. That's no accident either. This is a warning to Republicans who may be wavering as it is to Democrats investigating.