Mike Gravel, a former two-term senator from Alaska and fringe Democratic and Libertarian presidential candidate, urged people to stalk a federal prosecutor and his family in order to get criminal contempt charges dropped against Sami Al-Arian, an exclusive audio tape obtained by the Investigative Project on Terrorism shows.
Gravel, 78, spoke at a forum with Al-Arian’s wife and two of their children Friday evening in Washington, D.C. During his remarks, he focused attention at the prosecutor driving the case (Click the play button to the left to hear the clip):
Gravel: “And so what I would say, if there is somebody within the sound of my
voice who has the time to do it, find out where – is it Gordon? Who’s
the, what’s his name?”
Audience member: “Gordon Kromberg.”
Gravel: “Find out where he lives. Find out where his office is. If you’ve got some chutzpah – which is a word that you don’t hear often – if you’ve really got it, find out where he lives, find out where his kids go to school, find out where his office is; picket him all the time. Call him a racist in signs if you see him. Call him an injustice. Call him whatever you want to call him, but in his face all the time. They can’t take the heat; deliver it to them. We have to stop laying down to these injustices.”
No one in the crowd of about 70 people challenged Gravel’s remarks; to the contrary, Gravel received an enthusiastic ovation when he finished. The forum was held at Busboys and Poets, a D.C. restaurant that describes itself as a “gathering place where people can discuss issues of social justice and peace.” The owner donated use of his shop for the event.
Gravel was preaching to an enthusiastic moonbat choir, who will no doubt take him up on his ‘suggestions’.
Pete Stark and Dennis Kucinich are in good company.