The Left’s vitriol during the administration of President Trump has had on unintended consequence…violence targeting elected officials.
Ooops! The elite media probably never thought this would happen.
In our raucous, unruly democracy, politicians develop thick skins, knowing the job’s occupational hazards include sharp criticism and verbal assaults.
But seven weeks after an unhinged man shot and seriously wounded Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the words aimed at Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León are chilling.
One letter urges de León to “hurry up and die.” Another writer claiming to be a “decorated U.S. Marine sniper” threatened to hunt liberal legislators down like dogs. “I will be your worst nightmare come true,” the writer said.
The Left has gone off the edge and turned to violence as a political strategy, as California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon is learning. The California Nurses Association continues to rail against him for taking the wise step of spiking a half-baked universal health care bill. An image displayed at nurses’ demonstrations depicts a bloody dagger in the back of a California bear, hardly fitting for a union that represents healers.
The elite media needs to look in the mirror if they want to identify the cause of today’s vitriol, and violence.
Source: Sacramento Bee