Republicans Point Fingers at Democrats for Scalise Shooting

Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton

More and more Republicans are pointing fingers at Democrats for the attempted assassination of their congressional colleagues which landed GOP House Whip Steve Scalise in the hospital. He is currently in critical condition.

The Shooting

On Wednesday morning, a shooter gunned down several Republicans present at a charity baseball event practice in Alexandria, Virginia. In the wake of the attack, there were no fatalities, but some of the victims were severely injured. Police were able to take down the gunman, which resulted in his death.

Sadly, the GOP is trying to politicize the shooting saying that Democrat’s “hate-filled” rhetoric had a lot to do with it. Even the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., retweeted Harlan Hill’s tweet blaming “New York elites” for staging a play that praised the assassination of Donald Trump, who was portrayed as the Roman emperor Julius Caesar.

The Public Theater’s free Shakespeare in the Park’s “Julius Caesar” has stirred a lot of controversy for its Trump-like Roman emperor. However, Republicans were not that outraged when the main character resembled Obama.

Conservatives Denounce the Shooting as a ‘Terror Attack.’

Rep. Rodney Davis criticized the attack for being a “political rhetorical terrorist attack.” Conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage tweeted that he had warned everyone that the Democrat’s push for hatred would result in violence. Infowars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones denounced the shooting as a media-inspired terror attack.”

Conservative news outlets such as Breitbart News quickly jumped onboard and lashed out at Democrats and Liberals, despite Democrats repeatedly condemning the attack. Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY) also blamed Democrats for a rhetoric “fuel[ing] the fires.” Collins expressed hope Dems would “tune down” their “outrageous” rhetoric which includes finger-pointing Donald Trump and directing a lot of anger and hatred towards him and his supporters.

Maybe this is a wake-up call […] But let’s hope we could disagree on a more polite, conversational basis,

The Republican lawmaker said.