by James Buchanan
After months of hysterical rhetoric from the Left including a deranged Kathy Griffin holding up a simulated severed head of Donald Trump and a play in New York that has an individual resembling Trump assassinated as noted here, a deranged leftist lunatic has finally acted out, shooting Republican Congressman Steve Scalise.
A Daily Mail article reports “The gunman who was killed by cops after opening fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, the president’s 71st birthday, was a Trump-hating Democrat and Bernie Sanders supporter with a long history of violence.”
“James T. Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Illinois, was killed by Capitol Police after firing up to 100 rounds from an assault rifle at a baseball park in Alexandria, Virginia, leaving five injured including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise at 7am on Wednesday.”
“Scalise’s condition worsened throughout the afternoon and was deemed critical by hospital staff after he he was released from emergency surgery on his hip.”
“Two Capitol Police officers were shot as they bravely returned fire on Hodgkinson while the lawmakers scrambled across the field to safety. Congressional staffer Zachary Barth and lobbyist Matt Mika were also shot but both are expected to recover.”
“Hodgkinson was a staunch Sanders supporter and campaigned for the left-wing senator to get the Democratic nomination for president last year.”
The Bernie supporters included a lot of crazy leftist thugs. You’d think someone 66 years old would have grown out of that, but this appears to have been a deeply disturbed individual.
The article continues “He ranted against President Trump on social media and had previously described The Rachel Maddow Show as his favorite thing on TV.”
Don’t expect the mainstream media to dwell on any of that. If a Democrat politician had been shot and the shooter turned out to be a fan of Alex Jones and a Trump supporter, there would be months of media coverage, and Trump himself would be blamed for the shooting.
The article notes “The married union tradesman threatened to ‘destroy’ the president, whom he called a ‘traitor’ on social media – but was not known to Secret Service.”
His family said he was distraught over Trump’s November election win and revealed that he had been living in Alexandria out of a gym bag and sleeping in his car for the last two months.
“His criminal record included a 2006 arrest for punching his female neighbor in the face as she tried to shield his underage daughter from him.”
Well, that sounds like a really vile human being if a neighbor thought he was a threat to his own daughter.
There are thousands of leftist thugs like this man, who are getting pushed further and further to the brink thanks to CNN, MSNBC and the rest of the liberal media. When you have thousands of leftist crazies (not to mention all the gibbering deranged Ghetto Negroes) threatening Trump, it becomes very difficult for law enforcement to control the problem.
Unfortunately federal resources will have to be taken away from protecting America from the threat of Islamic terrorism to start monitoring all the left-wing terrorists, that the liberal media and politicians like Chuck Schumer, Maxine Waters and Hillary Clinton have created.