With an armed man apparently attempting to assassinate Justice Kavanaugh having been caught outside the Supreme Court Justice’s home yesterday, Republicans are loudly ringing the alarm bell, worried that the political violence of the sort conducted by Antifa and the attempted assassin could only escalate as tensions continue to rise over such issues as gun control and abortion.
One such Republican is Senator Lindsey Graham who, though often a RINO that backs down, as we saw with his recent pledge to push “bipartisan” gun control, occasionally finds himself on the right side of issues.
Such was the case when he appeared on FNC’s “Jesse Watters Tonight” on Wednesday evening and sounded off on the threat of violence against Justice Kavanaugh and warned that things might soon get even worse.
Speaking on that while blasting certain Democrats for their insouciant attitude towards political violence, or at least the threat of it, Senator Graham said:
“The worst is yet to come because the people you named, they have done nothing to fix the problem. The Vice President of the United States, a couple of years ago, before she was vice president, raised money to get rioters out of jail who hit cops over the head. They had a bail fund for people beating up cops all over the country, right?
“So, you got the President of the United States, who has been absolutely a wall on this. You got the Majority Leader of the Senate going to the steps of the Supreme Court threatening two justices by name. You got Nancy Pelosi who said, the Speaker of the House, I’m perfectly OK. Will people go into a justice’s home to try to intimidate the court to change the ruling on Roe v. Wade?”
The bail fund to which he refers is one where Kamala pushed a fundraiser to bail out those arrested in connection with the George Floyd riots, some of whom turned out to be not just rioters, but also otherwise violent felons.
Continuing, Graham explained what needs to be done and why the recent assassination attempt is an extension of what the left has pushed, not something wholly out of left field. Speaking on that, he said:
“So, this is a logical extension to their behavior. And, here is what I worry about. I wrote a letter in May to Merrick Garland to do what you suggested, arrest the protesters. We have a law on the books.
“You cannot go to a judge’s home or a juror’s house and intimidate them while they’re doing their job. That makes common sense. Does it – doesn’t it?
“The reason they haven’t been arrested is because they’re trying to get an outcome that they agree with. Violence is not the test here. It is what you’re violent about. So, Merrick Garland, I think, is derelict in his duties. He should arrest these people tonight.”
But, of course, that’s something that Merrick Garland almost certainly won’t do.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics
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