Anti-Muslim activist John Guandolo took President Trump’s attacks on Sen. Chuck Schumer to a new level yesterday, arguing that Schumer should be jailed for “criminal negligence” for his role in creating a visa lottery program that the alleged perpetrator of Tuesday’s deadly attack in New York used to immigrate to the U.S.
In an interview with Virginia radio host Rob Schilling, Guandolo asserted that Schumer, along with New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster had exhibited “unprofessional behavior that leads to people being dead.”
“We have a guy who came into the country under a program that the president has tried to shut down and the other party, Mr. Schumer, pushed this program through and this lets people like this in, dangerous people, and now eight people are dead,” he said. (Schumer’s legislation helped make the diversity visa lottery permanent in 1990, though he was part of a bipartisan group of senators who tried to end the program as part of larger immigration reforms in 2013.)
Guandolo continued that people whose jobs require them “to know certain information” can be liable for criminal negligence.
“So if you are a mayor like Mayor DeBlasio or you’re the national security advisor like Herbert McMaster, or you’re a senator who part of your duties fall into this category, like Sen. Schumer, and your unprofessional behavior leads to people being dead, that’s called criminal negligence in the United States and we put doctors and lawyers in jail for that, and engineers, by the way, occasionally,” he said. “I’m arguing that we should start putting our other people that are professionally culpable for New Yorkers being dead today—the same people that are culpable for people being dead in Boston and Ft. Hood, Texas, and Little Rock, Arkansas, and Seattle and Orlando and San Bernardino, and the list could go on and on.”
In a blog post Tuesday at his Understanding the Threat website, Guandolo specifically faulted leaders like DeBlasio and McMaster for failing to shut down mosques and Islamic organizations in the U.S., the “majority” of which he claimed teach that “jihad is warfare against non-muslims and is obligatory until the entire world is under sharia.”
“These places need to be raided, shut down, their leaders arrested and their assets seized,” he wrote.