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Socialist Actor Tells Chuck Schumer to Retire, Threatens to Help Unseat Him

'Deadpool 2' star Rob Delaney said some vulgar things to the senator after he tried calling for civility

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One socialist actor is not happy with a recent call for civility by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

The Democratic Senate minority leader took to Twitter on Tuesday to argue that violence and physical confrontation are not the way to get things done ahead of the midterm elections.

“Make no mistake,” the New York senator wrote. “Despicable acts of violence and harassment are being carried out by radicals across the political spectrum — not just by one side. Regardless of who is responsible, these acts are wrong and must be condemned by Democrats and Republicans alike. Period.”

Schumer cited two examples in his tweet: an explosive device reportedly sent to the home of major Democratic donor George Soros and vandalism conducted on the home of Senate Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

“Deadpool 2” actor Rob Delaney — who is very open about his socialist beliefs on social media — responded to the senator’s call for civility by saying, “F*** you” and “Retire, clown.”

The actor and comedian — who also stars on the show “Catastrophe” — later jumped to Twitter again and threatened to set up a primary against Schumer in order to unseat the senator.

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“If Dems take the House & some state legislatures & think we’ll relax for one second & not ride their a**** as hard we ride any GOP trash f***er, guess again. As f***ing if Schumer didn’t help pave way for Trump,” Delaney (pictured above left) wrote.

The artist continued, “Love that I helped raise over half a million dollars to help Dems take Senate. Can’t wait to raise $ to primary Schumer & those like him.”

When Twitter users began pointing out that Delaney’s rhetoric was hateful and unhelpful, the actor bit back.

“Your tweets are always so hateful. You are part of the problem, Rob,” one user said.

Delaney responded by saying, “I’m trying to make it so your kids can get medical care without going bankrupt. I’m not going to be nice about it.”

By attacking Schumer so viciously, Delaney seems to be implying that physical violence, vandalism, and the threatening of lives are perfectly acceptable in modern political discourse.

This is exactly why so many voting Americans are giving the cold shoulder to Hollywood — and rejecting the political opinions of celebrities.

If this is the kind of simplistic and destructive thought they are bringing to the table, then why should people listen to them?

For more on Rob Delaney, check out the video just below:

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