US Representative Clay Higgins of Louisiana’s Third Congressional District called on the public to kill suspected Muslim radicals. His statement on Facebook came on the day after a Muslim terror attack in London left seven dead and several missing. “Hunt them, identity [sic] them, and kill them. Kill them all,” Rep. Clay Higgins wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday. “For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all.”
Higgins, a former police captain, won his seat in a runoff election in December 2016 against an incumbent Republican. He is veteran of the Military Police Corps of the Army, and also served the National Guard.
“The free world... all of Christendom... is at war with Islamic horror,” Higgins wrote on Sunday. “Not one penny of American treasure should be granted to any nation who harbors these heathen animals. Not a single radicalized Islamic suspect should be granted any measure of quarter. Their intended entry to the American homeland should be summarily denied. Every conceivable measure should be engaged to hunt them down.”
On Monday, President Donald Trump reiterated on Twitter his demand to put into action his executive order concerning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries which he wrote are indeed a “ban.” So far, the executive orders are stymied by federal courts but may soon go to the US Supreme Court for a judgment.
Once known as a “Cajun John Wayne,” Higgin hosted a weekly crime show on local stations where he referred to suspects as “animals,” “thugs” and “heathens.” He left the St. Landry Parish sheriff department in March 2016 after the release of a video that proved to be controversial. “I begin each day on bended knee, but I kneel to our savior,” Higgins said last year while announcing his resignation. “I will not kneel to violent street gangs, I will not kneel to murderers or the parents who raised them. I will not kneel to a discredited wannabe black activist that doesn’t really have the best interest of his people in mind. I will not kneel to bureaucrats from Washington, Baton Rouge or anywhere else.”