January 31, 2023

Mark Houck, a pro-life nut who was acquitted of assaulting a 72-year man that volunteered at a Philadelphia clinic, told Steve Bannon he plans to continue his aggression against Planned Parenthood, claiming he's a white martyr by doing so.

Houck admitted to shoving the volunteer twice to the ground, trying to scare him and anyone else that dared to be a volunteer. And then he used his 12-year-old son as a defense.

While prosecutors painted the tussle as an attempt to intimidate Love for his work, the defense insisted Houck had only been responding to abusive comments Love had made toward his son -- Love repeatedly denied speaking to Houck’s son during his own stint on the witness stand.

As usual, right-wing media rallied around this man.

"I saw the opportunity. I knew what was martyrdom and what does martyr mean? It means witness," Houck said.

Actually, a martyr is someone who severely suffers, or is even killed, for his or her political or religious beliefs. Intimidating a much older man and not believing you would face any consequences for it is not being a martyr.

"And so whether you are in the federal government, the state legislator - federal Congresswoman or Senator, they are all called to be witnesses, witnesses to a greater good. A greater power," he claimed.

"I have stepped up to say yes to allow myself to suffer and to take on that white martyrdom, and I invite others to do the same," Houck said.

What is a "white martyr" as compared to any other martyr?

Houck calls out to the white supremacist evangelical community to join him in his violent quest.

Houck is a coward of the worst kind.

This can only end badly.

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