A Pro-Trump Sheriff Is Calling For People To Riot With "Pitchforks And Torches"

The sheriff has previously called Black Lives Matter protests "primitive" and "subhuman behavior."

As more and more women come forward to allege they were sexually assaulted by Donald Trump, the candidate has doubled down on claims of a conspiracy to rig the election against him.

The violent rhetoric went a step further on Saturday when David A. Clarke Jr., a conservative Milwaukee sheriff, said it was "pitchforks and torches time."

People were horrified at the sheriff's words, calling his statement "sedition" and saying it "[incited] mass violence."

For those who don't think threat of post-election civil unrest is real, here's the elected (pro-Trump Dem) sheriff… https://t.co/U092ZIOdzY

A sheriff inciting mass violence. Just another Saturday. https://t.co/xh5lWgFa9o

@SheriffClarke A man elected to maintain law and order calls for mob violence and insurrection. 'O say can you see...'

This is a hair's breadth away from outright sedition https://t.co/VMR6uYHquk

@SheriffClarke To be clear: you want to kill people, like me, who choose a different candidate?

And many pointed out the irony that Clarke vehemently opposes the Black Lives Matter movement, even calling one such protest "primitive" and "subhuman behavior."

so you're calling for white people riot now..when black people did it over an actual injustice you called them thugs https://t.co/ERbCte7P1i

This is a sheriff encouraging rioting. BTW he's the same "law and order" sheriff who speaks against protests when t… https://t.co/CwfzasQSDP

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Clarke for comment.