Kurt Eichenwald, a liberal journalist, went on a Twitter tirade Friday where he wished the family members of the House Republicans who voted for the Obamacare repeal bill to suffer and die, the Gateway Pundit reports.
The senior writer for Newsweek denounced the House GOP-backed American Health Care Act and hoped the lawmakers’ family members to get a “long term condition,” then lose their health care and eventually die.
Eichenwald tweeted, “As one w/ preexisting condition: I hope every GOPr who voted 4 Trumpcare sees a family member get a long term condition, lose insurance, & die.”
When challenged why he was wishing ill upon the families members of Republicans who supported the AHCA, Eichenwald doubled down insisting, “I want them to be tortured.”
In another tweet, Eichenwald falsely claimed that GOP congressmen celebrated the passage of the AHCA by drinking beer.
“I want the GOPrs who supported this to feel the pain in their own families,” he added. Eichenwald has since deleted the tweets calling for Republican family members to die.