If you think this maniac was some sort of kook fringe extremist, see if you can differentiate his rhetoric from any other Democrat.
James Hodgkinson, the shooter who critically injured Majority House Whip Steve Scalise at a Virginia ballpark on Wednesday, spoke to the media about his anger at rich elites, it has emerged.
Video footage from an Occupy event in downtown St Louis, Illinois, in 2011 shows Hodgkinson complaining about being oppressed by the wealthy.
‘The 99 per cent are getting pushed around and the one per cent don’t give a damn. So, we got to speak up for the whole country,’ Hodgkinson told Fox 2 News.
That quote could be culled from any Democrat circa 2011 and you couldn’t tell who said it, an elected official or Hodgkinson.
Hodgkinson, a rabid anti-Trump campaigner, moved from St Louis to Virginia two months ago, and had been living out of his car before the shooting.
His Facebook account was filled with furious invective about right-wing politicians, and messages hailing left-wing heroes Bernie Sanders and Rachel Maddow. He had also helped with Sanders’ 2016 presidential bid.
His posts included remarks such as ‘Trump is guilty and should go to prison’ and ‘Trump is a traitor. Trump has destroyed our Democracy. It’s time to destroy Trump & Co.’
Again, this is the same bilge spewed by the angry left, from pathetic schmucks like Hodgkinson, to any MSNBC host, all the way up the Democrat leadership. This is who they are. They hate you, they hate Trump, they hate America and they basically want to silence or kill you.
This is who they are.