Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA), the House Majority Whip who was nearly gunned down by a radical anti-Trump socialist in 2017, has warned that the Democratic Party is now under control of a radical base fueled and funded by the likes of George Soros.
In an op-ed for Fox News, the GOP congressman highlights several “shocking reports” in recent days where Republican candidates have either been harassed or met with cruel violence.
“We are less than 20 days out from Election Day and the shocking reports of attacks against Republican candidates and volunteers keep getting worse,” Scalise laments. “In Minnesota, two Republican candidates for state office were punched.”
Those two Republican candidates were Shane Mekeland and Minnesota state Rep. Sarah Anderson.
Mekeland became a victim of this violent hysteria while at a restaurant speaking with local voters. He is now recovering from a concussion that resulted from a completely unprovoked sucker-punch to his head.
Minnesota state Rep. Sarah Anderson was punched by a man for having the courage to confront him as he committed the criminal act of destroying campaign yard signs. As she took action to defend her fellow Americans’ freedom of speech, she was violently assaulted in a gross intimidation attempt.
Another incident of assault occurred against Nevada Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt’s campaign manager, Kristin Davidson, who was violently held against her will by Mike Stark, a member of a George Soros-funded protest group. Stark is also alleged to have previously assaulted the press secretary for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The Soros-funded group kept Stark employed despite charges being filed against Zinke’s press secretary.
“As we continue to hear new reports of violence being committed against Republicans, simply because of their political views, it is clear that the most radical elements of the Democratic Party are taking over,” Scalise warns.
To make matters worse, Democratic Party leaders such as Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), former Attorney General Eric Holder, and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have done little to stop the radical behavior from leftists, and even seemingly encourage them.
“Words have consequences and as all of these Democratic Party leaders know, they are in positions of great influence,” said Scalise. “Their supporters respond to their leadership. But instead of using this authority to strengthen our democracy, their calls for bullying and harassment have undermined it and have incited violence.”
“This might be the kind of intimidation you would expect from a tyrannical dictator in a Third World nation, but not from the freest country in the world,” Scalise concludes.
Scalise finishes by calling on the Democratic Party leaders to confront the mob they have helped to create.