After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Republicans "domestic enemies” during an interview, Rep. Steve Scalise and others ripped her apart.
“Disgusting: Nancy Pelosi just called Republicans ‘domestic enemies.’ I was shot because of this kind of unhinged rhetoric. Where’s the media outrage?” Scalise tweeted, citing the 2017 practice session for the Congressional Baseball Game in which he and other Republican members of Congress were fired upon by a mentally ill man.
The shooter, James Hodgkinson, had wrote on social media “Republicans are the Taliban of the USA” before the incident.
Pelosi made her original remarks to MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin on Monday . The Democratic House Speaker said President Trump’s goal is “to scare people from voting” and called Republicans-at-large “domestic enemies.”
"We take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. And sadly, the domestic enemies to our voting system and our honoring our Constitution are right at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., with their allies in the Congress of the United States," Pelosi said, adding "diminishing the role of the Postal Service" makes them "enemies of the state."
Scalise wasn't the only one outraged.
So this will be a lead story on most major news channels, yes? A major party leader using reckless rhetoric that could possibly incite violence?
Don't be surprised if this is the last place you read about it.