Left’s 10 worst responses to shooting of congressman

James T Hodgkinson (photo: Yelp)

James T Hodgkinson (photo: Yelp)

WASHINGTON – While U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., was undergoing surgery for the gunshot wound he sustained as a result of left-wing political terrorism, other leftists took to social media and editorial pages to mock and demean the victims of the shooting attack on Republicans by James T. Hodgkinson, a Bernie Sanders supporter who was an avowed hater of President Trump.

Celebrities, journalists and an assortment of other liberals defamed and derided Scalise for his views, while some outright supported the attack. Others attempted to place the blame on guns or “white men,” and several just printed outright lies or partisan drivel.

Here is a collection of 10 of the worst reactions to the Alexandria shooting.

To really understand the war zone America is becoming, read the June issue of WND’s acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine, “RAGE AND VIOLENCE: Why the Left has gone insane in the Age of Trump.”

1. Jesse Benn, a revolutionary communist and Huffington Post writer tweeted outright support for the incident. Benn had written an article in 2016 titled “Sorry Liberals, A Violent Response To Trump Is As Logical As Any” and reveled in this fact with a tweet of the article after the shooting with the comment “F*** #SteveScalise.”

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2. Shaun King, a “civil rights activist,” blamed the shooting on white men as a whole, stating, “I continue to say that if America wanted to drastically reduce mass shootings by way of a human ban, white men must be banned first.”

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3. The New York Times featured an editorial after the shooting that refused to link the attack to politics. And yet, in the very same editorial, the New York Times wrote that the assassination attempt on Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords in 2011 was inspired by Sarah Palin. After intense backlash to the patently false claim, the New York Times issued a correction.

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4. Tariq Nasheed, a self-proclaimed “Anti-Racism Strategist,” tweeted that Rep. Scalise was a “White supremacist,” implying he had it coming.

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5. Malcolm Harris, a writer for the Washington Post and author of a pro-communist editorial at the New Republic, also tried to justify the shooting. He tweeted, “If the shooter has a serious health condition then is taking potshots at the GOP house leadership considered self defense?”
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6. David Frum, a senior editor at the Atlantic, decided to go on Twitter right after the shooting and just make up lies about Virginia’s gun laws. Frum tweeted that Virginia has no background checks, no licensing, no registration, no permit required for concealed carry of long guns, and open carry for long guns and handguns. In reality, state and federal law require background checks for gun sales in Virginia. Also, anyone who has ever seen a long gun knows that you can’t really conceal one.

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7. Tara Dublin, a former radio personality in Portland and now a feminist blogger tweeted “#F***TheGop #VoteThemOut #GunControl” in response to the attack. Dublin was previously caught stalking and harassing a Trump supporter on her street, leading to her being brought to court and a judge warning her against further harassment.

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8. Stephen Stromberg, an editorial writer at the Washington Post, wrote a piece titled “The baseball shooting wasn’t an attack on the GOP. It was an attack on all of us.” Apparently the part where the gunmen asked which political party was practicing, and then shot at Republicans, is supposed to be ignored.

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9. Jim Roberts, another liberal journalist made a series of woefully ignorant tweets in regards to the shooter’s weapon. First, he tweeted an image of an AK-47 and called it an SKS. After being corrected, he doubled down, tweeting: “You gun experts can quarrel all you like. Gun used in Scalise shooting was legally purchased assault rifle.” Just as the SKS is not an AK-47, it is also not an assault rifle. Even Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein did not include the firearm in her list of “assault weapons.”

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10. Perhaps the most alarming comment of the day was no comment at all. CNN’s chief national security correspondent tweeted nothing about the event the entire day. One would think someone interested in national security would want his opinion on a terror attack known.

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To really understand the war zone America is becoming, read the June issue of WND’s acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine, “RAGE AND VIOLENCE: Why the Left has gone insane in the Age of Trump.”

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