The Violent Rhetoric of John Pierce Meets Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

A Capitol rioter’s threat to assassinate the Congresswoman triggers a look at violent rhetoric of the Pierce Bainbridge attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse and former attorney for Rudy Giuliani.

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Attorney John Pierce said the Kyle Rittenhouse kill shots in Kenosha were the start of a Revolutionary War. In November, Pierce stated “War is Coming.” The night of the attack on our Capitol, Pierce tweeted: “When Tyranny reaches a certain point, the time for peaceful protest comes to an end.” It turns out one of the Capitol rioters has been charged with threatening to assassinate Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Pierce’s violent rhetoric, while seemingly unrelated to the assassination attempt, has also touched on the Congresswoman and appears to include AOC as part of the “Tyranny” Pierce has been railing against.

Indeed, calling for violence in response to so-called “Tyranny” is perhaps a Pierce theme. The posts below were made to his around 30,000 Twitter followers. (The recently examined Pierce’s inflammatory tweets.)

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Pierce invoked “#AgainstTyranny” when posting about the Congresswoman in October 2020. The attorney also oddly injected the notion of a “street fight” when bloviating about a potential lawsuit against AOC.

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Notably, despite Pierce’s bluster, in reality, his law firm is really good at losing defamation lawsuits.

Pierce is no stranger to violence, in addition to losing a law firm job at K&L Gates for physically assaulting a co-worker, he reportedly expressed an intense desire to kill the mother of his three children in 2016. Then, in July 2019, Pierce was subject to a second domestic violence restraining order after sending “over 60 texts” threatening his former spouse — in the middle of the day — while two other people were on the text thread.

One of the texts — where Pierce warned “I will fu*k ur kind up” — referenced the Congresswoman.

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Filed with a sworn declaration of Pierce’s ex-wife dated July 30, 2019 in Los Angeles Superior Court, Case BD 639 740.

Pierce refers to himself as “#chosen,” for what exactly is unclear. Perhaps to be a cocaine abusing, woman threatening, co-worker assaulting, personal and professional debt having, psychiatric facility staying, petulant blowhard, who concedes “I just never grew up.”

In closing, we mentioned Pierce’s firm’s poor record in defamation suits. The audio of an exchange between the Rittenhouse fundraiser and a reporter, included in the video below, perhaps provides a window into why John Pierce’s firm is really good at losing defamation lawsuits.

As for Pierce’s violent rhetoric, this 90-second video — “Trial by Combat?” “Grifters Gonna Grift?” — is a solid note to end on.


Addendum: For a detailed look into issues Pierce has had with his law firm, former lawyers and the lending company Pierce’s firm owes $59,000,000, check out,

Whistleblower retaliated against by the Rudy Giuliani hired corrupt Pierce Bainbridge law firm. Harvard Law graduate. Sunlight needed. @DonLew87 on Twitter.

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