The police chief of a small Arkansas city resigned after posting online threats of violence that targeted Democrats, the Associated Press reports. Marshall Mayor Kevin Elliott said Police Chief Lang Holland quit effective immediately. Elliott said the city “strongly condemns” Holland’s posts. He said the community doesn’t “in any way support or condone bullying or threats of violence to anyone of any political persuasion.” Holland made the comments on Parler, a right-wing site similar to Twitter, and they are no longer viewable, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. In his posts, Holland echoed President Donald Trump’s baseless allegations that the election wasn’t fair and that “illegal” votes were counted.
In one post, Holland said that people seeing a “Marxist Democrat” in public should “get in their face and do not give them peace.” He continued: “Throw water on them at restaurants. Push them off sidewalks. Never let them forget they are traitors and have no right to live in this Republic after what they have done.” Another stated: “Death to all Marxist Democrats. Take no prisoners leave no survivors!!” Holland also shared an illustration that included Democratic leaders, including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, wearing orange prison-style jumpsuits.