Gateway Pundit is reporting an anonymous source within the Secret Service told the news site that Madonna will be investigated for making a threatening remark Saturday at the Women’s March on Washington.
Approximately four minutes into a speech in front of an estimated 500,000 at the National Mall, the 58-year-old entertainer said: “Yes, I am angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won’t change anything.”
According to the source, described as a “spokesman”, the Justice Department will have to decide whether or not to formally press charges. While such a development is unlikely, some prominent Republicans and media members are advocating for Madonna’s punishment.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, for example, called for the pop star’s arrest on Fox News Monday and said her comments represent an “emerging left-wing fascism.”
British television personality Piers Morgan, a former CNN host, also called for Madonna’s arrest and expressed outrage at the violent nature of her comment which could be construed as “fueling an idea” to “assassinate” the president.
“I don’t understand why Madonna is able to get away with saying nonsense like that in a march supposedly to end the hateful remarks of Donald Trump,” he said on ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
Apparently feeling the heat of media criticism, Madonna took to social media Sunday, writing on Instagram that she isn’t a “violent person”.
“I do not promote violence and it’s important people hear and understand my speech in its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context,” she continued. “I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt.”
Madonna wasn’t the only one to make controversial remarks Saturday. Actress Ashley Judd also made an impassioned speech that attacked the newly-elect president’s character.
“I feel Hitler in these streets, a mustache traded for a toupee,” she said. Judd later went on to make lewd references to Trump’s “nasty woman” comment about Hillary Clinton and the behind-the-scenes Access Hollywood video.
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