Representative Jeff Duncan, who was present at the GOP Congressional baseball practice in Virginia that was attacked this morning, leaving five people wounded, told FoxNews that he was asked by a strange man this morning whether the baseball players on the field were Republicans or Democrats.
I left a couple of minutes before this all happened, and as I was getting into my car…there was this guy that walked up to us that was asking whether those were Republicans or Democrats out there. It was just a little odd. Then he kind of walked toward the area where all this happened…. He was not carrying anything at the time, but from where the shots were, I would think that that would probably have been staged. Because there was no one obviously walking around with a rifle at the time. But it was just a little odd that he kind of really walked up to us to ask….
This is…where we’ve been doing the practices…. It’s been something that’s been going on for years and years.
Has #TheResistance actually taken up arms against the Republic generally, and Republicans in particular? Lord knows, the left has been stoking the fires of hate against conservatives and libertarians for decades now (Anyone remember president “BusHitler“?)
Just this weekend, there was a flap about a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in New York that featured a very Donald Trump-like Julius Caesar who (spoiler alert) gets murdered by his erstwhile friends and allies because they fear his popularity with the masses. Also this weekend: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) called Trump supporters “racists” who backed “white supremacy”:
And many of us are wondering, why were so many people who worship at the altar of white supremacy drawn to Donald Trump’s campaign? What was it about this individual that so many folks dripping in hatred flocked to his candidacy?
That’s not to say that every American who voted for Donald Trump is a racist. We do know that every racist in America voted for Donald Trump.
It’s safe to say that if you’re on the left, predisposed to see Trump as Literally Hitler, you’ve enough rationalizations floating around in the mainstream media, and from mainstream politicians, to convince yourself that it’s time to saddle up against those Republicans.
That certainly fits a narrative. We won’t know for sure yet, though, until we know the person responsible for the attack. And as yet, there has been no confirmation on the shooter’s identity. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Al.) was quoted as describing the attacker as a “white male” “a little bit on the chubby side“.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who was also present, said, “without the Capitol Hill Police, it would have been a massacre. We had no defense, no defense at all. We are lucky Scalise [the House Majority Whip] was there, this was his security detail. Without them this would have been a massacre. There was no stopping this guy. It was a wide open field, it’s a killing field.”