One of the most unbelievable attacks on our nation’s government occurred today in Virginia, as a radicalized leftist rained a storm of rifle-fire onto a baseball field full of republican congressmen.
The now-deceased gunman, James Hodgkinson, was a devout liberal with ties to the Bernie Sanders campaign and a Facebook history of violent rhetoric against the President. When he took up arms against the republicans today, Hodgkinson forever cemented the beginning of the physical war against the American conservative. His social media posts attempting to recruit others to “destroy” Trump and the GOP are an utterly chilling reminder of the left’s newfound derangement and obsession with the removal of Donald Trump from office by any means necessary.
Caught up in the violence today, republican representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana was struck in the hip by one of Hodgkinson’s bullets. Scalise is currently in stable condition after being surgically treated, and, obviously will not be participating in the charity baseball game for which he was practicing when shot. In his honor, however, congressmen on both sides of the aisle have a touching tribute planned.
“Players on the Republican and Democratic baseball teams will reportedly wear Louisiana State University gear at Thursday’s Congressional Baseball Game in honor of Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise (R).
“An ABC News reporter said that the staff of Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) was organizing the move.
“Republicans and Democrats called for unity in the wake of Wednesday’s attack.
“‘An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us,’ Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on the House floor.
“‘We will use this occasion as one that brings us together,’ House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said following Ryan’s remarks.”
While the move to honor Scalise symbolically during the game is a nice gesture, the democrats have much more work to do in the realm of repairing political relations in this country.
In many ways, Hodgkinson’s actions are a culmination of the leftists’ unending desire to see Donald Trump dead. They are positively obsessed with the idea of assassination, as evidenced by the sheer number of liberal lunatics have openly threatened the act themselves. Deplorable displays such as Kathy Griffin’s unacceptable, ISIS-style beheading of a Trump facsimile was precisely the sort of imagery that desensitizes the unhinged Americans occupying the liberal left, and, frankly, prods them further toward violence.
There is a shared responsibility among the hyper-partisan cabal of the democrats to silence their most radical leaders, and return decorum and dignity to our governing bodies.