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Bucks County GOP Issues Statement Repudiating Right for Bucks Leader’s Post Calling for Lynching of Former President Obama

“This traitor should be swinging from a tree on the WH lawn,” wrote Andy Meehan. However, not every Republican was happy about the party's rebuke.

A post authored by Right for Bucks leader Andy Meehan on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter drew public scorn and violated the media giant’s policies on hateful references.

“This traitor should be swinging from a tree on the WH lawn,” Meehan wrote last week about former President Barack Obama.

The Bucks County Republican Committee was quick to repudiate Meehan’s post.

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But not everyone was happy about it though.

Pennridge GOP’s Liz Diehl, a supporter of Meehan’s, responded to the Bucks GOP post claiming it was “gaslighting” and “instead of uniting our party, you are dividing it.” You can see other local Republicans dissatisfaction with the statement on the organization’s Facebook page.

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Diehl is a staunch advocate of failed gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, and represents an insurgent MAGA/America First grassroots that Meehan helps lead.

Prior to the primary in 2022, Diehl was mired in controversy when she circulated a petition, on behalf of Dasha Pruett, and many of those signatures were challenged as forgeries.  

READ: Finger Pointing About Forged Bucks County GOP Petitions Intensifies

Meehan’s post was removed and while it’s unclear the exact consequence imposed by the social media platform, Meehan took to Facebook to elaborate about the wrongdoing.

“My X account got blocked for calling Obama a traitor and the Bucks GOP fraudsters and Marxist lefties attacked me for stating the obvious!” he wrote.

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At least one response to Meehan’s Facebook post included QAnon references.

“NCSWIC WWG1 WGA,” wrote Melissa Benson. Translated, that means ‘nothing can stop what is coming,’ and ‘where we go one, we go all.’

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Frequently described as a cult, QAnon promotes an array of far-right conspiracy theories.

“QAnon is a decentralized, far-right political movement rooted in a baseless conspiracy theory that the world is controlled by the “Deep State,” a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles, and that former President Donald Trump is the only person who can defeat it,” according to the Anti-Defamation League.

It is believed that many who attended the January 6 insurrection believe or have ties to QAnon theories and groups.

READ: There Is A Civil War Inside the Bucks County Republican Party

Right For Bucks, is an alt-right group supporting Donald Trump and an “America First” agenda founded by Meehan, a former congressional candidate.

In 2020, Meehan tossed his hat into the Republican primary in an attempt to unseat Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick. While Meehan lost the race by more than 20,000 votes, he did receive 27,895 – amounting to about one-third of Republican primary voters who cast ballots.

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Meehan has long locked horns with the local Bucks County Republican Committee and its Chairperson Patricia Poprik.

“Often, there is also that [party] member who, for whatever reason, is simply unwilling or unable to function as a part of the family unit,” wrote Poprik in a March 2021 OpEd in PhillyBurbs. “Be it anger, jealousy, hurt, bitterness, or some other reason, these individuals are often a source of conflict, sometimes even relishing in the conflict they create … Andy Meehan has become that family member.”

Poprik is by no means a moderate, having signed on as a fake elector in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 Presidential Election.

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Jenny Stephens

Jenny Stephens is a freelance journalist who has written for a variety of publications, including The Reporter. An avid collector of all things vintage, she resides in the Philadelphia area.

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