Spencer told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution his comments weren’t meant as a threat but a “warning to her of how people can behave about this issue.”
“Just trying to keep her safe if she decided to come down and raise hell about the memorial in the back yards of folks who will see this as an unwelcome aggression from the left,” Spencer added to AJC.
Jones told BuzzFeed News she did not feel personally threatened by Spencer because of their past discussing sensitive topics, but that she found his response "concerning."
“I do think his statements crossed the line,” Jones said. “What it indicates to people is that if you disagree with me...then the appropriate response would be criminal.”
“The way that he said it almost sounded like he sort of approved of that response."