Well, that didn’t take long.
Republican Rep. Steve Scalise is still in serious condition, but that isn’t stopping a conservative group from using the Congressional baseball shooting to slander liberals and attack a Democratic candidate in Georgia.
Just days before a special election takes place in the state on Tuesday, Principled PAC is running an ad on Fox News smearing liberals as “violent” and claiming that liberals “cheered” the shooting of Republicans.
“The unhinged left is endorsing and applauding shooting Republicans,” a narrator says as footage of Scalise being carried off on a stretcher plays.
The narrator then claims that violence against Republicans will continue if Jon Ossoff wins the House election in Georgia against his opponent Karen Handel
When will it stop? It won’t if Jon Ossoff wins on Tuesday, because the same unhinged leftists cheering last week’s shooting are all backing Jon Ossoff. And if he wins. They win.”
Here’s the disgusting video via YouTube.
Exploiting a shooting to attack and slander political opponents is sick and should be condemned by everyone. In fact, Fox News should be ashamed for letting the ad run on their channel.
Jon Ossoff did not pull the trigger that day and neither did any other Democratic lawmakers or candidates. Scalise was shot by a mentally unstable person who should not have been able to buy a gun in the first place. But conservatives apparently want everyone to believe that criticism of Trump by Democrats is to blame. But that’s total bullshit. Criticism is not a threat of violence.
The ad goes on to show Kathy Griffin holding a fake Trump head as if she is the cause of the shooting as well. But that’s not true either and Griffin has already been punished for doing what she did.
But conservatives are also being hypocrites because they never once made this much fuss about actual threats of violence against President Obama over the last eight years. Ted Nugent called for shooting President Obama and Hillary Clinton and didn’t get called out by conservatives for it. Conservatives even threatened to lynch President Obama and the right-wing remained silent in approval.
When shootings occur in this country, it’s the shooter and our weak gun laws that should get the blame. Period. But conservatives are now trying to blame an entire political party for a shooting and are shamelessly using the shooting for political gain. That shows just how desperate conservatives are to win right now as Trump’s approval ratings continue to plummet.
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