Back in 2014, during the Bundy Ranch standoff that is still getting people in trouble, Nevada’s GOP state representative Michele Fiore announced to Chris Hayes that the resistance would “not allow governance by gunpoint.” That was an interesting stance from a woman whose campaign website shows her holding a rifle and whose Christmas card last year went viral because everyone in it was holding a gun.
Governance by violence is not a huge stretch for Fiore, who once said that castrating pimps was a good way to end sex trafficking. In fact, she doesn’t seem adverse to violence in any form. She’s campaigning for a Congressional seat now and her opponent, Annette Teijeiro, used a local debate as an opportunity to call out Fiore for her comments about “flying to Paris” and shooting terrorists in the head herself. (Does that count as governance by gunpoint?)