As politicians around the nation urge us to be calm and collected, the fringes of our political ideologies are growing ever more jagged.
Earlier today we reported on a stark warning from the oft-sensible Rand Paul, who himself was attacked by a neighbor in recent months, causing injury to a number of the Senator’s ribs. Paul was concerned about the state of affairs in America, and used his harrowing experience during the GOP baseball shooting of last summer to galvanize his point.
Then, just hours ago, President Trump made an appearance on Fox and Friends where he lambasted former Attorney General Eric Holder, over his calls to escalate the “resistance” against the conservative population of the nation.
Now, in what could have been an ultimately terrifying disaster, a New York man has been arrested after a plot to blow himself up on the National Mall on election day was uncovered.
Police and FBI agents searched a Hudson Valley, New York, home Wednesday and arrested the 56-year-old man living there after learning about his alleged plan to build a bomb and blow himself up in Washington, D.C., on Election Day, two law enforcement officials told News 4 New York.
Court documents say Paul Rosenfeld wanted to draw attention to his belief in an ancient election system called “sortition,” a method of choosing political officials at random.
Officials tell News 4 Rosenfeld had no criminal history but had told a reporter in Pennsylvania he planned to blow himself up on the National Mall around Election Day because he was angry about the country’s direction.
FBI agents pulled over Rosenfeld while he was driving on Tuesday, and he confessed to the plot, telling them he ordered black powder over the Internet and built a bomb in his basement.
Of course, this comes to us just weeks after the mainstream media began a campaign surrounding the possibility of a “New Civil War” – an event that would drive viewership back to the failing networks, allowing them to continue to pay the bills through advertising revenue.