If this recent behavior displayed by hate-filled Democrats was being done by conservatives, we’d have 24/7 coverage on how ugly the “tone” has become and Republicans would be forced to condemn it.
Yet since this ugliness mirrors everything coming from the mouth of Democrats and the media, it’s no big deal. Maybe when some Republican representative is killed maybe someone will take notice.
A growing number of House Republicans are facing physical threats from angry constituents in their districts, leading many to fear for their safety.
In the last few weeks alone, the FBI arrested a man threatening Rep. Martha McSally’s (R-Ariz.) life, a woman pursued Rep. David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) in her car, and Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.) heightened security at a town hall event in response to death threats.
Normally that would garner headlines around the country — if they were Democrats being threatened.
Other Republicans still holding town halls say they haven’t felt physically threatened by protesters, but they worry about the depth of anger from some constituents in the polarized environment and what it means for political civility.
Civility? That went out the window years ago, and besides, nobody is held to account so the behavior becomes increasingly worse.
Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) described attendees at a town hall in his district last week who booed him down after he said people’s rights are God-given.
“They booed God. They booed the pastor. They booed the prayer. They booed the name of the church. They booed when I said rights come from God,” Brat recounted to The Hill just off the House floor. “That’s a fundamental tenet of western civilization. I mean, I didn’t think that was partisan.”
Further north in New Jersey, Rep. Tom MacArthur (R) faced pushback from a crowd when he began telling the story of his special-needs daughter who died at the age of 11.
“Shame!” people shouted. “We’ve heard this story.”
“This child in 11 years has shaped my life more than anybody. So if I talk about my daughter too much, well then so be it. But this is the one human being that has impacted my life more than anybody,” MacArthur said.
Another person sarcastically yelled out MacArthur should write a book about it.
“Maybe I will write a book,” MacArthur shot back.
Wonderful. Harassing a man who’s little girl died. This is what’s become of the vile, angry left.