Scalise On Pelosi: ‘I Was Shot Because Of This Kind Of Unhinged Rhetoric’

By Emma Colton August 26, 2020 | Image Source: Washington Examiner

Rep. Steve Scalise and others ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for saying Republicans are “domestic enemies.”

“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, referring to when he was shot during a practice session for the Congressional Baseball Game in 2017. The shooter, James Hodgkinson, had posted on social media comments such as “Republicans are the Taliban of the USA” before the shooting.

Pelosi joined MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin on Monday and said President Trump’s goal is “to scare people from voting” and added that he and his Republican colleagues are “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,” she said, adding “diminishing the role of the Postal Service” makes them “enemies of the state.”

Others joined Scalise in denouncing Pelosi’s comments, with some calling the remarks “unhinged.”

Pelosi’s comments came on the first day of the Republican National Convention, which is slated to run until Thursday night.

Author: Emma Colton

Source: Washington Examiner: ‘I was shot because of this kind of unhinged rhetoric’: Steve Scalise and others blast Pelosi for ‘domestic enemies’ comment