Liberals, instead of condemning the acts of congressional baseball shooter James Hodgkinson are claiming they’re going to ‘get better aim’.
No apologies, no embarrassment of his actions, but rather an emboldened spirit.
During a health care-related protest at Republican Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s Tucson office on Thursday two men were arrested for threats against the senator.
Pima County Sheriff’s deputies stated the men were arrested around 9am on 6840 N. Oracle Road.
One of the protesters reportedly mentioned the shooting of US Rep. Steve Scalise.
According to ABC 15: Deputies told a 59-year-old Mark Prichard — who allegedly made the comments — that he was not allowed back onto the property, then stepped back onto property and was arrested, facing charges of third degree criminal trespass and threats and intimidation, both of which are class 1 misdemeanors.
Later, 70-year-old Patrick Diehl allegedly tried to force his way into the office and was arrested for third degree criminal trespass.
Both men were booked into Pima County Jail.
Deputies were initially not able to establish probably cause of a threat based on Prichard’s comments. According to Flake’s office, the exchange went like this:
Prichard: You know how liberals are going to solve the Republican problem?Staffer: No.Him: They are going to get better aim. That last guy tried, but he needed better aim. We will get better aim.
Officials added a charge of threat and intimidation to Mark Prichard’s booking, after reviewing the details of the case.
The department made a statement, ‘Upon further review of the evidence and statements made by Mark Prichard to the staff at Sen Flake’s office, he has also been charged with Threats and Intimidation (Class 1 Misdemeanor) on top of the 3rd Degree Criminal Trespass charge.’
Senator Flake’s spokesman, Jason Samuels, tells news reporters that the matter has been sent to Capitol Police as well.