By Todd Starnes
It was a bad day for America. It was an ugly day.
A former Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer who hated President Trump opened fire on Republicans during baseball practice Wednesday. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in critical condition. Two incredibly brave Capitol Police officers were also injured along with a House aide.
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Rep. Mark Walker told NBC News it appeared the “gunman was there to kill as many Republican members as possible.”
Rep. Rodney Davis blamed what he called “political rhetorical terrorism.
“This political discourse has led to gunfire,” the Illinois Republican, said.
What I’m about to say is politically incorrect, but it needs to be said.
Our great nation is teetering on the brink of political anarchy. And the blame lies with Hollywood and public universities and left-wing activists.
Their hateful rhetoric over the past year — their quest to remove President Trump from office – has now given birth to bloodshed.
This time at the hands of a man who hated President Trump – a man who wanted to kill as many Republicans as he could.
Good people gunned down because of their political affilaition.
Make no mistake – the man who pulled the trigger bears the responsibility for the bloodshed.
But we would be foolish if we did not address the festering anti-Trump cancer that has infected the left.
What about the D-list comedian who beheaded the president or the taxpayer-funded production called, “Killing Republicans” or the Shakespearean drama where Caesar was depicted as President Trump?
What about the high school teacher who made a bet on whether the president would be assassinated or the one who pretended to execute the president inside her classroom?
Or how about the professor who said Republicans must be executed and the president must hang? Or the other professor who said House Republicans should be lined up and shot?
On Wednesday – those professors nearly got their wish – when a baseball field came perilously close to becoming a killing field.
We can be better than that, America. We must be better than that.