PROUD Boys and other "Maga extremists" could create violence on the streets once President Trump leaves office, according to one dire warning.
Political analyst Jason Johnson said on MSNBC he expects far-right groups to replicate the sort of ugly scenes seen in Washington DC last weekend.
Jason aired his thoughts during "Deadline: White House" while reading Washington Post columnist David Ignatius' latest column noting "rage" in Republican "districts among grassroots GOP voters who believe without evidence that the system is rigged and the election was stolen by Biden."
Johnson doubled down on the column, saying he expects violence to erupt tenfold in the coming weeks as Trump prepares to leave office.
"This is just the beginning," Johnson said while referring to last weekend's violence in Washington. "You still have Proud Boys who are marching through Washington D.C. and tearing down signs."
"The moment that Donald Trump is out of power, these groups will become more unhinged," Johnson said. "The Republican Party is full of individuals, even if they don’t believe the things at the core, are willing to placate and play with and galvanize these kinds of organizations."
"I think we’re heading into an even darker period," Johnson continued. "Because if you don’t have somebody at the head of this sort of collection of ants running in and out of this insane anthill of MAGA and nonsense of white nationalism – if there’s no one to control them, if Donald Trump doesn’t have anybody around him to say ‘Hey, look this is a good idea or bad idea,’ they will only get worse."
"He’ll sit and stew and watch television every day and think about the fact he’s not on Saturday Night Live anymore, think about the fact that nobody cares about him and that will enrage him and the other people supporting him," Johnson went on.
"I think the Republican party is in for real soul-searching but right now, a lot of them are still committed to Donald Trump and the violence we’re going to see in the coming months will make this past summer look like a picnic."
"I’m not happy about that," he ended. "I’m not enthusiastic about that but that’s what I see happening and the violence we’re seeing in the streets right now is just a preview."
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Johnson's warnings come after four people were critically injured and one shot in Washington D.C. as Proud Boys gathered in the city last week.
About 15,000 Trump supporters and protesters gathered in the nation's capital to showcase their presence in the "Million MAGA March."
Violence erupted as the far-right protesters burned historic churches and clashed with police and antifa.
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