Rand Paul: Are They Gonna Impeach Bernie Sanders For Inciting Supporter Who Shot Steve Scalise?
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) pointed out the glaring hypocrisy of the left over the looming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
President Trump has been accused of inciting the mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The president clearly told people to be peaceful and patriotic.
That stands in stark contrast to Democrats who have been openly calling for their minions to harass and attack Trump administration officials and regular citizens for the past four years.
Remember when Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) doubled down and told her gang of thugs and thugettes to “absolutely harass” Trump officials.
HANNITY: Immigration, amnesty, Paris accords, impeachment — you know, this is a pretty radical change for the country. And every step of the way, what I see is losing jobs, costing billions if not trillions over time and a waste of money. And yet somehow, I guess America wasn’t fully informed and now, D.C. statehood on top of it.
PAUL: Well, here’s the real question about impeachment. If they’re going to impeach people who incite violence, I have a question, are they going to impeach Bernie Sanders? You remember the guy who shot Steve Scalise? Steve Scalise almost died. I was there at the ball field when he was shot.
The guy was a rabid Bernie Sanders supporter. And you remember what Democrats were saying at the time? They were saying Republicans health care plan is you get sick and then you die.
That sounds like an incitement. If you’re telling people that the Republican Party is going to kill you, why wouldn’t you then react violently and say we must kill them before they kill us?
Now, I don’t propose, I’m not serious about this. I don’t think Bernie Sanders should be impeached.
But if you follow the logic that the president saying go fight for your country is somehow to be taken literally, even though he used the words peacefully, you’d have to examine Bernie Sanders’ language because one of his rabid supporters almost killed Steve Scalise.
What about Cory Booker? Booker said, get up in their face, get up in their face. Is that to be taken literally or figuratively, Cory?
.@RandPaul says if Trump's speech, despite using the word "peacefully," was enough to get impeached, @CoryBooker or @BernieSanders should be "impeached" for inciting violence as well.— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 23, 2021
He says he's not serious about that, but says it's bad to hold Trump to that standard too. pic.twitter.com/9tlgHfsi3m