“So actually in the Constitution of the United States (if) they are found guilty of being a socialist member you either go to prison or are shot.”
– Rodney Garcia, a Republican legislator from the state of Montana.
Garcia made the comment after a speech by former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, who was Montana’s representative in the U.S. House for two years. Garcia said he was concerned about socialists “entering our government” and socialists “everywhere” in Billings, before saying the Constitution says to either shoot socialists or put them in jail. The Montana Republican Party has condemned Garcia’s remarks.