This Pennsylvania rep said he’d run over protesters who block a road

BTW

Aaron Bernstine, a Pennsylvania state representative, has officially made known his stance on protesters who shut down a road. The Republican took to Twitter on Saturday morning after reading this story on St. Louis protesters who blocked traffic Friday to protest the acquittal of a former white cop charged with murder in the death of a black motorist.

Bernstine’s solution was simple.

Only a month after a white supremacist allegedly drove his car through a crowd of Charlottesville protesters and killed a 32-year-old woman, Bernstine’s tweet was not well received by many on Twitter.

But Bernstine didn’t back down on his hypothetical intentions.

Reached by the Times in Beaver, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Bernstine softened his tone.

“With the benefit of hindsight, I could’ve been more articulate with my comments,” Bernstine said. “That being said, what I meant, and what I continue to mean, is that people that are committing crimes in the name of protest, it’s important that we continue to stand against that.”

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.