They Tried to Kill Me (Again)

As I write this email, I’m tired. Why? Well, it’s not because I ran a marathon yesterday. It’s because I woke up to a SWAT team pounding on my door at 3:00 AM. 

It was alarming to say the least, but it wasn’t my first rodeo. After slipping out of the classic jump-scare panic, I knew exactly what was going on. Some MAGA terrorists had placed a fake 911 call claiming there had been a murder at my home.

The goal? Besides scaring the hell out of my family at 3:00 AM, it was to get me killed.

The terrorists set up these calls hoping that I’ll think my house is under attack, and run outside with a gun just to find a SWAT team ready to shoot me dead.

I’ve been dealing with stunts like this since 2015. It’s nothing new. I know better than to roll out the door with a weapon. Besides, I could see a caravan of 10+ SWAT vehicles on the street. 

So there I was, at 3:00 AM, walking onto my porch in boxers and a t-shirt with my hands in the sky (it’s not as sexy as it sounds). Once it became clear to officers that this was a swatting call, they were courteous and helpful. 

This was also not their first time responding to a swatting call at the Wilson residence. 

Something that never fails to amaze me is MAGA’s drive to involve law enforcement in these swatting calls. Isn’t this supposed to be the “party of law and order?” Aren’t these the same people with a “back the blue” obsession? I just don’t understand why MAGA would want to make a mockery of these agencies they claim to love, and drag an entire unit out on a stormy night to handle a fake call. It’s hypocritical and disgusting. But hey, that’s just MAGA.

And as far as the attempted murder, I can’t say that I’m shocked. Their dear leader calls for violence all the time. He regularly quotes and pays homage to dictators. A third of his base believes it’s totally fine and normal to resort to violence to resolve political disagreement.

So, to the MAGA terrorists who will seemingly never stop in their quest to kill me, I’m sorry to let you down. I’m still alive. And I’m still not going to hold back in my fight against Trump. In fact, incidents like this have made a few things very clear:

We are taking it to MAGA and they are big mad. What we are doing is working and they are fighting back like terrorists because they know they can’t win at the ballot box. 

I reiterate. The only way to stop them is to beat them like a rented mule at the ballot box.

With less than ten months to go, we can’t take our foot off the gas. I’m not stopping and neither are any of us at The Lincoln Project. Are you with us?


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