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'Why don't you go kill yourself? GOP candidates physically assaulted

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There was Eric Holder’s call to kick Republicans, Maxine Waters’ to harass Trump officials in public, Nancy Pelosi’s “I just don’t know why there aren’t uprisings” and Hillary Clinton’s “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for.”

The Democratic calls for violence were reinforced by a Minnesota Democratic official who tweeted that Republicans should be led to the guillotines.

The result so far?

Two injured GOP candidates.

The Washington Free Beacon reported Minnesota Republican state Rep. Sarah Anderson, seeking re-election, was punched in the arm after spotting a man destroying Republican yard signs.

Her attacker quit only when she fled to her car and sped away.

“It was just insane. He was charging at me, saying, ‘Why don’t you go kill yourself?'” Anderson told the Free Beacon. “To have someone physically coming after you and attacking you is just disheartening.”

Police in Plymouth say their investigation continues, and while they have identified a suspect, they are not releasing that person’s identity.

Meanwhile, volunteers are signing up to knock on doors with Anderson to ensure she won’t be alone again.

The Free Beacon also reported first-time state legislature candidate Shane Mekeland suffered a concussion when he was sucker-punched while speaking with constituents in a Benton County restaurant.

He said he suffered memory loss after “he was cold cocked while sitting at a high top table.”

He fell and his head hit the floor.

“I was so overtaken by surprise and shock and if this is the new norm, this is not what I signed up for,” he said.

Sheriff Troy Heck said the alleged assailant has been interviewed, but investigators are awaiting the medical reports on Mekeland’s injuries before advancing the case.

Anderson condemned the “irresponsible” behavior of Democratic leaders.

“This is exactly what incites people to violence. … It’s why you have somebody who goes and attacks me on Sunday just because we have different political beliefs,” she told the Free Beacon.

Mekeland said he will be unable to campaign for a while, and his volunteers now are going out only in pairs.

City Pages reported Mekeland was putting the blame on “Maxine Waters, Hillary and Eric Holder.”

WND reported one day ago when a deputy communications director for Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party was suspended for a week for a tweet threatening members of the GOP with “guillotines.”

It’s just the latest incitement of violence made recently by Democratic leaders.

The Washington Free Beacon reported William Davis was suspended for a week without pay after his posting, which he later deleted.

It said: “10.31 – Halloween 11.2 – Day of the Dead 11.4 – set your clocks back 11.6 – take your country back.”

Originally, it also included the line “11.7 Bring them to the guillotines.”

The Free Beacon reported DFL Executive Director Corey Day said: “It is completely inconsistent with the standards we hold our employees to. I have spoken with Will and about our social media standards and our expectation that he use appropriate judgment when commenting and posting. He regrets the post and has deleted it.”

Day said the reference to execution, used during the French Revolution, was “an inside joke.”

WND reported last week on the threats by Democrats.

An ad released by the Republican National Committee compiled a montage of Democratic leaders urging violent resistance of their opponents.

See the ad:

“Watching the mob attack innocent people and destroy property while Democratic leaders tell them to do it speaks volumes,” a Twitchy post said. “Hey, thanks Nancy, Eric, Maxine, Hillary, and Cory!”