House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., appealed for political civility before someone else gets hurt.
“Beginning with my own near-death experience at the hands of a deranged shooter who sought to assassinate a baseball field of Republicans, there is a growing list of violent or threatening actions taken against conservatives by Democrats,” he said in a column posted by Fox News.
“Despite the continued reports of politically motivated threats or violence, Democratic Party leaders have worked to keep this anger burning and incite even more harassment and violence.”
Scalise noted comments by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., who had called on supporters to harass cabinet officials. He also singled out former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for saying you “cannot be civil” with members of the Republican Party. And he mentioned former Attorney General Eric Holder for telling people they should “kick” Republicans when they perceive them as “going low.”
Scalise also included a list of Republicans, who have been threatened or attacked.
“The threats and the violence have not let up and instead of seeing my Democrat colleagues calling for an end, there have been calls for their supporters to keep going, to do even more to threaten Republicans, Scalise said.
In an appearance on television’s “Fox & Friends” on Friday, he added: “You are seeing more and more of this from the Left. And there’s no place for it.”
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