The man who has called for lynch-mobbing of Republican legislators on Twitter appears to be none other than the president of the Anchorage Municipal Employees Association Local 16, a subbranch of AFSCME, a public employee union.
Must Read Alaska has linked his Twitter profile back to a reprographics employee of the Municipality of Anchorage, who also leads the local union.
In a press release regarding the budget vetoes, Brandon Fifer was more collected in his approach:
“Workers win when we stand together. Even though these cuts won’t directly affect AMEA members yet, it impacts our labor brothers and sisters, so we will be standing up to defend Alaskan public services,” said Brandon Phifer, AMEA president and a graphics technician for the City of Anchorage. “This isn’t just for ourselves, it’s for the community at large. Since these vetoes will negatively impact the entire state of Alaska, it is our duty to continue this fight.”
But his Twitter handle shows an entirely different approach — the call for mob rule, and the inflicting of bodily harm.