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

This is not OK.


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Sep 16, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 5:13 pm CDT

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.”

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*First Published: Sep 16, 2017, 4:02 pm CDT