The Huffington Post published an article by Jason Fuller on Saturday in which the contributor called for the execution of President Trump, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Mike Pence, Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon.

After James T. Hodgkinson gunned down Majority Whip Steve Scalise on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday morning, the nation's leading left-wing website wasted no time in yanking the controversial piece.

While details about the gunman's life are still being uncovered, numerous news sources have reported that Hodgkinson was an avid anti-Trumper, a vocal Bernie Sanders supporter, a frequent viewer of The Rachel Maddow Show and a voracious consumer of left-wing media-- and may have been possibly inspired by articles such as the one written by Fuller.

Even though Huffington Post yanked the article, a cached version of Jason Fuller's article still exists on Google.

HuffPo contributor stated GOP must face the 'ultimate punishment'

Fuller's article, entitled, "Impeachment Is No Longer Enough; Donald Trump Must Face Justice", wastes no time in getting to the point; the article's subtitle proclaims that, in order for the nation to be redeemed, the president must be executed for treason:

"Donald Trump must be prosecuted for treason and — if convicted in a court of law — executed."

Fuller's piece begins by alleging that there is "very little doubt" that Trump colluded with Russia in order to "rig the election" (though Fuller finishes his statement by admitting that no actual proof has been found to support this claim), leading the author to insist that Trump's actions are tantamount to an act of war.

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"This elevates Trump’s simple obstruction of justice to high treason under the Constitution," continues Fuller, adding that the president's proposed travel ban is another act of treason because it "assists" ISIS. He adds that the same applies to top-ranking White House and Republican aides, listing several prominent members of the GOP by name.

After stating that these individuals must face "the ultimate punishment", Fuller explains that the impeachment of Trump wouldn't go far enough, though impeachment would be the logical first step.

"They must all be executed under the law," concludes Fuller. "Anything less than capital punishment — would send yet another message to the world that America has lost its moral compass."

Is the left spawning a culture of political violence?

The Huffington Post and Jason Fuller are entitled to free speech, of course, yet HuffPo's decision to quietly yank the article shortly after Hodgkinson opened fire on a baseball field full of Republican lawmakers and staffers raises questions about how much of the blame for Wednesday's attack belongs to liberal media outlets calling for the deaths of GOP leaders.

At least one Republican lawmaker has gone on record since the Alexandria shooting stating that the left has pushed the envelope too far.

Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa, spoke to the Washington Post from the scene of the attack, and said that the majority of political violence that has been taking place in the United States has come primarily from one direction-- the left.

"America has been divided," King said on Wednesday morning, "And the center of America is disappearing, and the violence is appearing in the streets, and it's coming from the left."

While Hodgkinson didn't make any specific posts on social media shedding light on his motives for the attack in Alexandria, the congressional shooter did make several social media posts since the election echoing the sentiments of Huffington Post contributor Jason Fuller.

On March 22, he posted on Facebook that Trump was a traitor and that it was time to "destroy Trump & Co." On June 12 he shared a video by the "Impeach Trump" Facebook group stating that the president is guilty of treason.

According to Daily Wire, the Facebook groups Hodgkinson belonged to included "The Road to Hell is Paved With Republicans" and "Terminate the Republican Party".