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‘Boo Boo Little Baby’: Rep. Steve Scalise Is Mocked for Calling Out Threats from the Left

An individual had harsh — and silly — words on social media for the House majority whip and shooting victim

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A website editor is drawing heat for tweeting on Monday that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) should be nominated for a Darwin Award for his opposition to gun control policies, as Fox News Insider and other outlets reported. (Scalise is pictured above.)

Politics are outweighing simple decency, apparently.

Rep. Scalise survived a horrific shooting in June of 2017 on a practice baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, before a congressional baseball game. In light of that, perhaps his gun control opinions would carry even more weight and deserve fair consideration — but this does not seem to be the case.

Martin Cizmar, an editor at the Raw Story website, tweeted out his remark after Scalise used Twitter to denounce the threats of violence toward Republican politicians and their families.

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Scalise sent out his tweet after the wife of Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) received a text message that included a video depicting a beheading following Gardner’s support of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

“These vicious threats have to stop. This cannot be the new normal — there is absolutely no place for violence in our political discourse. Democratic leaders need to denounce this behavior,” tweeted Scalise.

The threatening text to Gardner also said someone posted the names and addresses of Gardner’s family members, noted Fox News Insider.

Scalise has made his opinions on gun control clear in the past, noting after the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — which claimed 17 lives — that there isn’t “some kind of magic unicorn law” that is going to prevent every future single mass shooting from occurring, no matter how hard Democrats may push for it.

“So this idea that one magic law is going to stop the next one from happening — it’s not,” Scalise told Laura Ingraham back in February, during an appearance on the Fox News program “The Ingraham Angle.”

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“What you do see in common is, number one, you see a lot of mental illness in common, but you also see gun-free zones. Shooters know that if you go to a gun-free zone, you’re the only one with a gun, that nobody else has.”

Cizmar, the website editor, also outrageously called Scalise an “accomplice” in his own shooting Monday on Twitter.

Cizmar also tweeted “Boo boo little baby” about Scalise on Sunday.

After social media backlash ensued, Cizmar tweeted, ”To all the unhinged wingnuts angry about my calling a whiny Republic man a little baby … do you support gun control? If so, please keep talking. If not, why do I care about some guy grazed by a bullet who allows children to die because of his dumb and extremist policies?”

“He was the victim of an attempted massacre by a crazed, leftwing gunman,” noted one person on Twitter. “I kind of think he has grounds for complaint against violent rhetoric. What’s your angle here? I can tell you, whatever it is, it’s wrong. And bad.”

“In a world of insensitive, tone-deaf posts, this literally might be the Gold Medal winner,” tweeted another.

“I hope you never walk in the shoes of @SteveScalise who fell victim to someone stirred up by the likes of you and your ilk.”

Scalise later responded to Cizmar’s comments, Fox News Insider reported, tweeting simply, “Praying for him.”

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