Left Denies Responsibility for Rhetoric in Wake of Scalise Shooting
Alexandria ambush occurs against backdrop of increasing incidents of anti-GOP violence
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The Trump supporter was standing on a traffic island, holding up a pro-Trump sign, when Wilson Eschevarria and Anthony Hobdy got out of their vehicle and attacked the victim. The previous day, a Trump supporter wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap was assaulted in New York City while riding the subway.
That very same week, a man in Chicago was dragged from his vehicle and beaten nearly to death following a minor traffic incident. “Somebody yelled, ‘That’s one of those white boy Trump supporters,'” the man told the local CBS affiliate. “I saw my life flash before my face.”
On October 15, the Republican Party headquarters of Orange County, North Carolina, was firebombed. “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” was spray-painted on the building next door.
Also in October, two Trump supporters were assaulted in Zeitgeist, a San Francisco bar, after they were refused service for expressing their support for the then-candidate. In September, in El Cajon, California, an angry mob of Black Lives Matter protesters beat up a 21-year-old Trump supporter, Feras Jabro, for wearing a "Make America Great Again" baseball cap.
On August 3 in Bloomfield, New Jersey, a 62-year-old man who was walking down the street wearing a Trump T-shirt was attacked by a passing motorist. "The motorist inquired why [the man] was wearing the shirt, directing profanities at him," a police spokesman said. "The [victim] continued to walk away as [the] motorist followed him." The motorist then exited the vehicle and proceeded to hit the man repeatedly with a crowbar.
But if the Democrats and their liberal allies are unwilling to acknowledge the long trail of violent words and actions that preceded Wednesday's shocking attack, they will surely have to respond to the numerous liberals who appear to be rejoicing about Wednesday's shooting.
"If the shooter has a serious health condition then is taking pot shots at the GOP House leadership considered self defense?" joked liberal writer Malcolm Harris.
"Before you start dropping to your knees for @SteveScalise, remember that he's a racist piece of s**t and hateful bigot," tweeted Sonia Gupta, a former prosecutor from Louisiana, Scalise's home state.
A twitter user named "Leon Trotsky" tweeted that "Alexandria is the direct result of Scalise's votes and teabagging beliefs. Love Karma. This is what you vote for trumpstes. No whining."
Twitter user "Charles Oakley" was even nastier. "That KKK f***er deserved it," he tweeted.