Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin spent more than twenty minutes today delivering a furious rant at CPAC, during which she warned that “civil war is imminent.”
“Our enemies are both foreign and domestic,” she seethed. “Inside our already flimsily defended borders, we are not at peace. Or rather, the radical left is not at peace with us. From the comfort of TV green rooms and Beltway backrooms and corporate boardrooms and conference ballrooms, it may not look like civil war is imminent, but threats and outright violence against you—ordinary, law-abiding people—are now regularized features, not just random bugs, in these Disunited States.”
“College students are being punched,” Malkin continued. “Elderly citizens are being harassed. MAGA hat-wearers are being kicked off planes and assaulted in school hallways and restaurants. Conservative speakers are being mobbed and Molotov-cocktailed. ICE agents and their families are being targeted. Pro-lifers are being kicked and menaced. Pro-Trump anti-jihad moms on social media are being monitored and doxed. The madness is beyond parody.”
“Where are the sanctuary spaces for law-abiding conservatives who simply want to exercise their rights to free speech and peaceable assembly?” she asked. “The divide in this county is between decent people who stand up for America and dastardly people who want to bring America to its knees.”
Malkin also complained about the deplatforming of far-right actors, mentioning Laura Loomer and Gavin McInnes, respectively the anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist and the white chauvinist founder of the often-violent group, Proud Boys.