While “March For Our Lives” was a ridiculous thing, those who took part seemed to be kind of unified in the idea that kids shouldn’t be murdered. Of course, that’s one of those things that you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who disagreed with the sentiment. Anyone who said they thought kids should be slaughtered would be labeled a monster quick, fast, and in a hurry.
And for good reason.
But, like so many on that side of the political aisle, there are those who think kids shouldn’t be murdered…except for some kids.
Laurence Wayne Key is facing federal charges under the offense of “communication of a threat to kidnap or injure a person.”
A criminal complaint shows Key is accused of calling [U.S. Rep. Brian] Mast’s Washington, D.C. office Monday, and telling an intern who answered the phone, “I’m going to find the Congressman’s kids and kill them. If you’re going to separate kids at the border, I’m going to kill his kids. Don’t try to find me because you won’t.’
Documents show that the intern reported the phone call to their supervisor. The FBI was made aware of the threat and began an investigation. Key was arrested shortly after allegedly making the threat.
In an interview with the FBI and a Martin County deputy, Key told investigators he did not threaten to kill Mast’s children, but said if Mast supports President Trump’s immigration policies, Mast should be separated from his children.
Key’s social media pages show he is very politically active. He volunteers regularly for the Democratic Party of Martin County and has volunteered many hours for Planned Parenthood, according to a friend of Key’s.
While the news left out his involvement in gun control efforts, the good folks over at The Truth About Guns didn’t. They have a photo showing Key at a March For Our Lives rally, proudly wearing a t-shirt with the logo on it while carrying a sign with the same.
In other words, violence must end…unless it’s violence against people he doesn’t like.
Of course, Key has denied making threats, which should be remembered. He has a right to be treated by the courts as innocent until proven guilty, and he should be treated as such.
However, his comments are consistent with so many others I’ve seen who claim to embrace love and tolerance and then are hateful and intolerant, those who claim to want to end violence only to endorse violence against others. We’ve seen it too many times to not believe that it may well have happened.
We’re not a court of law, and I have every reason to believe this happened. The intern had no reason to lie. Congressmen get nasty phone calls all the time. If he or she wanted to report a threat, all they’d have to do is just wait a little while. Someone would be along to offer one. Why fabricate one? There’s no motive.
But Key had a motive in his warped little mind to make such a threat. Oh, I don’t think he’d follow through. I don’t think he had the testicular fortitude to be anything other than a tough guy over the phone. He has the righteous fury of his convictions.
Now, hopefully, he’ll get some jail time for his acts.