Since a warning last Friday by U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La. – who survived a politically motivated shooting attack against Republican lawmakers one year ago – that the left needs to do a better job of policing its members who are “inciting” violence, several more incidents have taken place.
Scalise said some Democrats are “almost encouraging” political violence in their “resistance” of President Trump.
One day later, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., reaffirmed her call in June for the harassment of Trump Cabinet members and other Republicans in public places such as restaurants.
The following day, a man was arrested on suspicion of felony assault and other charges in the San Francisco Bay Area after allegedly attempting to stab a Republican congressional candidate with a switchblade, reported KPIX-TV in San Francisco.
The attack on Republican candidate Rudy Peters, who is running against incumbent Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., for the 15th congressional district seat, took place Sunday at the Castro Valley Fall Festival in Castro Valley, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
Witnesses told deputies that 35-year-old Castro Valley resident Farzad Fazeli approached Peters at his booth in an aggressive manner and made disparaging, profanity-laced remarks about the Republican party and President Trump.
Peters, who wasn’t injured, said Fazeli hurled a coffee cup at him that missed, hitting the ground and shattering. The Republican candidate said he then wrestled Fazeli to the ground, which is when Fazeli pulled out a knife.
“He’s screaming, ‘I’ll kill you MFer! I’ll kill you! I’ll kill you!’ And he’s kind of circling me trying to get the knife out,” said Peters
The Sacramento Bee reported Sgt. Ray Kelly, a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, said the knife malfunctioned, “in part because Mr. Peters was able to defend himself and stop the suspect from deploying the knife.”
Kelly said Peters used a campaign sign to defend himself during the struggle.
‘Bloodstained MAGA hats’
An anonymous threat to shoot up a meeting Tuesday supporting President Trump at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., was issued by a Twitter account that supports the far-left Democratic Socialists, the Daily Mail of London reported.
“I am coming with a gun and i expect to get numerous bloodstained MAGA hats as trophies,’ the account wrote, referencing the Trump campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.”
Washington police are investigating the threat.
The Secret Service, meanwhile, has initiated an official inquiry into actress Carole Cook’s suggestion that someone “John Wilkes Booth” President Trump, according to TMZ.
On Sunday night, a TMZ photographer asked the famous Broadway actress, who also appeared on “Dynasty,” “Cagney & Lacey” and “Sixteen Candles,” what she thought about Trump.
She replied, “Where’s John Wilkes Booth when you need him?”
The photographer asked if she meant Trump should be assassinated.
She responded, “Why not?”
In Wyoming, the Daily Caller reported, a Republican Party office was set on fire Thursday, just two days after opening.
Police in Laramie, who believe it was intentional, are working with federal authorities in their investigation.
Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said in response that “the future of our nation depends upon our ability to exchange ideas and viewpoints, to argue and debate, free from violence and intimidation.”
Threats of rape and strangling
A conservative columnist has gone into hiding after receiving rape and death threats in response to a tweet in which she denounced the pro-abortion movement, PJ Media reported Tuesday.
PJ Media contributor and Fox News guest Denise McAllister tweeted last week: “At the root of [abortion] hysteria is women’s unhinged desire for irresponsible sex. Sex is their god. Abortion is their sacrament. It’s abhorrent as women have flung themselves from the heights of being the world’s civilizing force to the muck and mire of dehumanizing depravity.”
The backlash on Twitter was fierce, but she said the real danger came from “threats outside of Twitter, stating they know where I live.”
“Threats of rape and strangling. I spoke to the police. I am on home watch,” she said.
“My children are very frightened.”
She tweeted Sunday that she is facing the threats “because I have dared to call out women who are hysterical about abortion and to challenge them to be responsible and not to elevate sex to the point that they’re willing to kill human life to avoid their responsibilities.”
“How sick is that?” she wrote.
On Wednesday, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., a target of Democrat criticism for his leadership in probes of Obama administration scandals, said in a campaign-fundraising email that members of his family have been “badgered.”
The congressman said incidents include reporters showing up unannounced at the property of his 98-year-old grandmother and a FOIA demand by a “left-wing activist group” that the public school where his wife teaches hand over all her work emails.