A senior editor of a leftist publication mocked House Majority Whip Steve Scaliseâ€™s (R-La.) calls for civility in politics.
Scalise, who was shot and nearly killed last year by a deranged leftist during a congressional baseball practice, tweeted Monday that the leftâ€™s threats of violence against Republican politicians must stop.
â€œThese vicious threats have to stop. This cannot be the new normalâ€”there is absolutely no place for violence in our political discourse. Democratic leaders need to denounce this behavior,â€ he wrote.
These vicious threats have to stop. This cannot be the new normalâ€”there is absolutely no place for violence in our political discourse. Democratic leaders need to denounce this behavior. https://t.co/SRjDwdGval
â€” Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) October 7, 2018
Martin Cizmar, Raw Storyâ€™s senior editor, mocked Scabiesâ€™s calls for civility, saying, â€œBoo hoo, little baby.â€
Boo boo little baby https://t.co/HInJ6Yidh5
â€” ðŸŽ©Martin Cizmar (@martincizmar) October 7, 2018
Rather than apologize or reevaluate his thoughtless tweet, Cizmar doubled down, arguing with Twitter users that Scales was an â€œaccompliceâ€ to his own shooting.
Heâ€™s not a â€œsurvivorâ€ heâ€™s an accomplice.
â€” ðŸŽ©Martin Cizmar (@martincizmar) October 8, 2018
Scalise was shot in June 2017 after Bernie Sanders supporter James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on a group of Republican senators during baseball practice in Alexandria, Virigina.
Immediately following the shooting, CNN spoke with friends of Hodgkinson, who said he was â€œjust tired of politicsâ€ without any pushback by CNNâ€™s Wolf Blitzer.
â€” Kit Daniels (@KitDaniels1776) June 14, 2017
The violence against Scalise, and the leftâ€™s ongoing intimidation and doxxing campaign against GOP politicians over everything from Trumpâ€™s border policy to Justice Brett Kavanaughâ€™s confirmation, is showing no signs of letting up.
On the contrary, the left has vowed to ramp up its threats of violence and intimidation against anybody who doesnâ€™t adhere to their worldview.