My last post dealt with the overheated rhetoric coming out of Hollywood. It is just a sample of what is being said these days.
Now it’s going beyond just talk. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled by a mob at a Mexican restaurant. Now crowds gather at her house. Sarah Sanders was thrown out of a restaurant. According to her father, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, the owner and others followed her across the street and screamed at her while she was at another restaurant. The Florida attorney general was confronted at a movie theater.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters threw fuel on the fire. She told a crowd that if they see a cabinet member of the Trump administration, they should “get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them”. In an interview she said people should “absolutely harass” them. She claimed she wanted a peaceful confrontation. Push back and harass are words of violence. She clearly has to know that a mob could very easily turn violent. To their credit, a number of Democrats are condemning her remarks.
This is getting out of hand. Congressman Steve Scalise is the first Republican official to be a victim of violence. He almost certainly won’t be the last.