A former New Hampshire senator and current GOP delegate called supporters of Donald Trump "brownshirts" Monday at the Republican National Convention.
Gordon Humphrey was asked by MSNBC's Jacob Soboroff to comment on members of the Colorado delegation walking off the convention floor in protest after a move by the "Never Trump" movement was defeated.
"I think it's more than justified," Humphrey said of the walkout. "I saw it to be recognized to raise a point of parliamentary inquiry, and was immediately drowned out by people I would refer to as brownshirts around — in my surroundings."
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When asked to clarify what he meant by "brownshirts," Humphrey said, "I've seen a lot. This is not a meeting of the Republican National Committee. This is a meeting of brownshirts."
"I mean people who act like fascists," he said. "They might not be fascists, but they act like fascists. They have the manners, or the lack of manners, of fascists. And in this respect, they are only too reflective of Donald Trump himself."
Soboroff then asked Humphrey if he had a message for Trump, who is expected to earn the presidential nomination in Cleveland this week.
"Never Trump," he said.
Hitler's Nazi SA troops are sometimes referred to as "brownshirts" because of their uniform color.
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