One of Bernie Sanders’ supporters may have shot up a GOP baseball game last year, nearly killing Rep. Steve Scalise, but the Vermont socialist couldn’t bring himself to condemn the ongoing wave of violence directed at Republicans during an interview on Jake Tapper’s CNN show.
After playing comments from former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder, where he talks about kicking Republicans, Tapper asked Bernie Sanders to discuss Democrats stepping up aggressive tactics right before the midterms.
“Do you think Democrats have been too weak to responding to Republicans in the past or do you subscribe to Michelle Obama’s mantra ‘When they go low, we go high?’” Tapper asked Sanders.
To which, Sanders responded:
I don’t think it’s a question of high or going low. I think it’s a question of telling the truth. The truth is you have a president who lies all of the time, a pathological liar. I don’t think that’s what the American people want. You have a Republican leadership in the House and the Senate that tried, it came within one vote, of throwing 32 million people off of their health insurance they currently have. You have leadership there in the House and Senate that wants to do away with the pre-existing protections that people have in this country so they can health insurance when you have cancer or heart diseases. You have leadership in the House and Senate led by the president that provided massive tax breaks for the wealthiest people in this country that for a ten-year period, 83 percent of the benefits go to the top one percent…
Rather than prefacing his comments by denouncing the violence, Sanders instead spouted inflammatory lies meant to even further enrage the already angry left.
Tapper responded to the socialist’s rant by pointing out that the subject is not policy, but, “The debate is how aggressive — should people who are Republican officials be disrupted when they are eating a meal at a restaurant? Is it appropriate for protesters to be banging on the doors of the Supreme Court? That’s really what the debate is about.”
Again, Sanders offered no condemnation of violence. Instead, he launched into the importance of “mobilizing” and “fighting” for justice. He offered slight criticism of the activists confronting GOP Congresspeople in restaurants, stating, “I am not a great fan of being rude or disrupting activities,” which he immediately followed up with “but, this is what I will say. This entire 2018 election is going to come down to two words and that is ‘voter turnout.’”
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This year there’s been a disturbing trend in Democrat Congresspeople openly calling for violence against Republicans, Trump supporters, or pretty much anyone who doesn’t actively support their agenda.
Maxine Waters, among her thousands of calls for impeachment, also says that she threatens supporters of President Trump “all the time.” Cory “Spartacus” Booker has advised his supporters to “get up in the face” of those who support the President’s agenda. And as already mentioned, former AG Eric Holder bastardized Michelle Obama’s calls for civility, telling an audience “when they go low, we kick.” No Congressional Democrats have denounced those comments, and it would be laughable to think the mainstream media would do so.
To date, Bernie Sanders is the only Senator to have a supporter of theirs (and former campaign volunteer) attempt to carry out an act of mass murder against their political opponents. You’d think he’d be the first to condemn violence in that context – but he’s struggling to even admit that harassing people in restaurants is bad.
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