Congressional Democrats joined President Joe Biden in blaming Republicans for directly causing the attack on Paul Pelosi, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband.
Their charges, however, are not merely the dishonesty to be expected from the party occupying the White House. Instead, they are attempts to silence GOP opposition and suppress any criticism of the radical left.
It cannot simply be the work of an unhinged psychopath. And nevermind the demonizing of every principled Republican from Donald Trump to Ron DeSantis with the most baseless and vile accusations.
Just listen to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who called it “the logical result of a Republican Party that has targeted the speaker and other prominent women in public life.”
The Washington Post used its platform as a Democratic mouthpiece to shrilly proclaim that “years of vilification…culminated” in David DePape’s hammer attack on Pelosi.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) declared that Trump’s social media presence, along with those of Reps Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO) mirror that of DePape.
Pelosi attack suspect David DePape was a psychotic homeless addict estranged from his pedophile lover & their children https://t.co/j72f67ajuZ
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) October 29, 2022
He further claimed that the three Republicans glorified violence, which led to DePape acting on it.
It flies in the face of all reason that Republicans must shoulder an ounce of blame for a nudist San Francisco psychopath who carries out a violent attack on the spouse of a congressional leader.
Were Democrats lining up to take responsibility when perpetrators who much more obviously align with their rhetoric resorted to violence and even murder? A BLM supporter murdered five Dallas police officers, but the left and their media allies did not blame it on politics.
The summer of 2020 saw the worst riots in U.S. history carried out by mobs of leftists, but all the U.S. public saw and heard from the mainstream media were breathless accounts of “mostly peaceful” demonstrations.
Even more recently, a would-be assassin flew from California to Washington D.C. with a gun, knife, pepper spray and zip ties and was arrested at the home of a Supreme Court justice.
Where was the call to tone down the rhetoric? It wasn’t there, because the violent criminal’s political beliefs aligned with the left. Just one bad actor, they said, though that same judgment has hardly been rendered after the attack on Paul Pelosi.