Kurt Eichenwald, a senior writer for Newsweek, took to Twitter Friday and wished that Republicans who voted for the American Health Care Act see a family member suffer from a serious illness, lose their health insurance, and die.
“As one w/ preexisting condition: I hope every GOPr who voted 4 Trumpcare sees a family member get a long term condition, lose insurance, & die,” Eichenwald said in a series of tweets that have since been deleted, Breitbart reports.
“Nobody tell me how to feel knowing if I lose my insurance, I’m dead. I want the GOPrs who support this to feel the pain in their own families,” Eichenwald tweeted. “Because I want them to be tortured. GOPr only gain empathy when they are touched by the consequences, never before,” he continued.
Eichenwald issued a statement to the Daily Caller over his remarks hoping for the death of Republican lawmakers’ families:
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) May 6, 2017
Eichenwald, who claims to be a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and an MSNBC contributor, made headlines earlier this year after a Maryland man was arrested by federal agents and charged with cyberstalking. The man had sent a tweet to Eichenwald allegedly intended to induce a seizure, investigators said.
Eichenwald, a Pulitzer Prize-winner, has advocated for the repeal of the Second Amendment.