I don’t think I have excused his comments. He himself said they were bad to say. “It’s bad to say, but…”
I have excused him for expressing them, based on the fact that his intentions do not seem to me to have been to incite violence, but to make an observation, speculating on the kind of events that could, as things stand, realistically be effective in ending the crimping by sexual libertines of more and more of society’s moral fabric. I didn’t excuse him "because he’s a Republican, nor “because the left is picking on him”.
I did point out motives and the hypocrisy from the left in using this comment to attempt to demonise and impeach him to make room for a Leftist to take his place, but having nothing to say about Leftists who say the same type of things and worse.