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Keith Olbermann Says Sean, Hannity, Amy Coney Barrett Must Be Prosecuted

Many Democrats have acted insane since President Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, but not many, if any, have gone this far.

Former MSNBC and ESPN host Keith Olbermann, a top Democrat voice on Twitter, has called for his political opponents to be prosecuted for, apparently, no reason other than the fact that they disagree with him, Fox News reported.

It was one of the former cable hosts first videos since leaving ESPN to start his own YouTube show devoted to attacking President Trump and Republicans.

And it is possible that his idea was to say things that were so outrageous that it attracted the attention he wants to get the show started. If that was his plan, mission accomplished as his name trended all day on Friday.

In one particularly unhinged part of his 14 minute rant Olbermann called for the prosecution and conviction of, not only the President of the United States and Vice President Mike Pence, but of Fox News host Sean Hannity and Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

“Trump can be, and must be, expunged. The hate he has triggered, Pandora’s boxes he has opened, they will not be so easily destroyed,” he said.

“So, let us brace ourselves. The task is two-fold: the terrorist Trump must be defeated, must be destroyed, must be devoured at the ballot box, and then he, and his enablers, and his supporters, and his collaborators, and the Mike Lees and the William Barrs, and Sean Hannitys, and the Mike Pences, and the Rudy Gullianis and the Kyle Rittenhouses and the Amy Coney Barretts must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society while we try to rebuild it and to rebuild the world Trump has destroyed by turning it over to a virus,” the host said.

“Remember it, even as we dream for a return to reality and safety and the country for which our forefathers died, that the fight is not just to win the election, but to win it by enough to chase — at least for a moment — Trump and the maggots off the stage and then try to clean up what they left.

“Remember it, even though to remember it, means remembering that the fight does not end on November 3rd, but in many ways, will only begin that day,” he said.

This came days after Olbermann announced on Twitter that he was leaving his ESPN job to focus on the web series.

““I’ll be doing a new, live daily commentary series with YouTube, focused on the presidential election called, ‘The Worst Person in the World,’” he said. “You didn’t really think I was going to sit out this election, did you?”

The episode also focused on the reported fact that the Durham report will not be made available prior to the election.

But the terrifying part of the video is the host calling for the imprisonment of his political opponents.

The host could not point to any crime that may have been committed by Hannity or Coney Barrett, but he wants them prosecuted. Pray that he is in the minority.