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As Calls Grow, Former Adviser Warns of Armed 'Insurrection' If Trump Impeached

GOP operative Roger Stone declares that any lawmaker voting for president's removal "would be endangering their own life"

Presidential Donald Trump supporters and protesters participanting in the Impeachment March face off on July 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

As questions swirl about President Donald Trump's mental stability and fitness for office—and with calls for his impeachment again spiking after his repeated embrace of white supremacists—one of the president's former top advisors warned Thursday that the result of Trump's removal would be an "armed" and violent "insurrection."

"You will have a spasm of violence in this country, an insurrection like you've never seen," declared Roger Stone, a prominent Republican operative and top advisor during last year's presidential campaign, when asked about impeachment. Stone argued that those calling for Trump's impeachment were simply upset that Hillary Clinton lost the election, but that they should "get over it."

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In his interview with TMZ, Stone said he wasn't "advocating violence," only "predicting" that it would it occur. He also warned that anyone who voted for impeachment "would be endangering their own life."

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