NY Times Reporter Deletes Tweet Calling Trump Supporters ‘Enemies of the State’

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A New York Times reporter has deleted her tweet from earlier this week calling supporters of former President Donald Trump “enemies of the state.”

“Today’s #January6thSelectCommittee underscores the America’s current, essential natsec dilemma: Work to combat legitimate national security threats now entails calling a politician’s supporters enemies of the state,” posted Justice Department reporter Katie Benner on Tuesday in a now-deleted Twitter thread as the select committee hearing investigating the January 6 Capitol riot was underway.

“As Americans, we believe that state power should not be used to work against a political figure or a political party. But what happens if a politician seems to threaten the state? If the politician continues to
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