In the early morning of June 14th, a gunman opened fire on a group of about two dozen Republican lawmakers practicing for the annual Congressional baseball game; injuring several people including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Senator Rand Paul, who was in attendance, said that if the capital police had not been there “it would have been a massacre.” The shooter, who was taken down by Scalise’s protection detail, is in police custody and was taken to the hospital.
One of the things that’s really fortunate — everyone probably would have died, except for the fact that the Capitol Hill police were there. The only reason they were there is because of leadership on our team. If Scalise hadn’t been on our team … it would have been a massacre. – Rand Paul
Congressman Mark Walker (R-NC) said he heard a man in the parking lot before the shooting ask if those were “Republicans or Democrats over there,” shedding light on the shooters motivation — to kill as many Republican lawmakers as possible.
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) June 14, 2017
Many people on the left have been allowing hate-filled violence rhetoric to proliferate throughout the ugly Marxist echo chambers they live in — flirting dangerously with igniting a real conflict in America. If events like this continue to persist, it is not a realistic expectation to believe the right will not rise up in response. As Pat Buchanan very recently opined:
President Trump may be chief of state, head of government and commander in chief, but his administration is shot through with disloyalists plotting to bring him down.
We are approaching something of a civil war where the capital city seeks the overthrow of the sovereign and its own restoration.
Thus far, it is a nonviolent struggle, though street clashes between pro- and anti-Trump forces are increasingly marked by fistfights and brawls. Police are having difficulty keeping people apart. A few have been arrested carrying concealed weapons.
Not anymore. So much for the “non-violent struggle.” It really hasn’t been “non-violent” even from the beginning, but at least there has been no killing so far. This trajectory cannot be allowed to continue. The future of our children is too important to let the insanity of the left take control of it by force. Their leaders need to immediately come out in lock-step condemnation of this act or anything else even resembling it — a far cry from the usual rhetoric about “the Resistance” and telling their people to “pick up a brick” (and smash a window or a face with it). Disgusting.