Roger Stone did little to calm America's overheated political climate with remarks to TMZ this week: The veteran GOP strategist said any attempt to impeach President Trump would cause violence like America has never seen before—and any politician who voted for it would "endanger their own life. "The people who are calling for impeachment are the people who didn't vote for him. They need to get over it," said Stone, a personal friend of Trump who advised his campaign in its early days. "They lost. Their candidate had every advantage: They spent two billion dollars, we spent $275 million. Sorry, we whipped their a--. It is over. You lost."
"This is not 1974," warned Stone, who served in the Nixon administration, RealClearPolitics reports. "Try to impeach him. Just try it," he said. "You will have a spasm of violence—an insurrection—in this country like you have never seen before... Both sides are heavily armed, my friend." Stone said he wasn't advocating violence, only predicting it. Some House Democrats have been pushing for impeachment, though Democrat leaders have been more cautious, calling for an independent commission to investigate Trump's Russia ties instead, the Hill reports. (Stone has denied accusations that he colluded with Russian agents to help Trump.)