You would expect this from a liberal, but from a conservative?
Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) gave his $0.02 on Wednesday’s shooting in Alexandria, VA, that targeted a Republican congressional baseball practice.
One of the victims, Rep. Steve Scalise is in critical condition at the hospital in DC.
The representative from South Carolina claimed we were “at an inflection point” and we needed to return to civility, or wind up in a “very, very bad spot.”
Is he suggesting civil war?
“Indeed, we’re at an inflection point,” Sanford said.
“There are forces at play I’ve never seen before in roughly the 20 years I’ve been involved in politics. Joe and I came in together way back when. And it is indeed different. I think we have to watch out as a society because if we don’t watch out, civility is indeed a part of civilized government and an open political system. And if you let these forces play out, I think we end up at a very, very bad spot. I think what happened yesterday was symptomatic of it.”
Sanford went on to partially blame President Trump for the ‘toxic climate’ that led to this shooting.
“[I] would argue that the president is at least in partially — not in any way totally — but partially to blame for demons that have been unleashed, whether it is what I saw at a senior center back home and people saying, ‘f-you, f-you and f-you’ to each other at a senior center, a retirement center and see each other play croquet the next day, or with what happened — not with what happened yesterday, but the fact that you know, you’ve got the top guy saying, ‘Well, I wish I could hit you in the face. And if not, why don’t you and I’ll pay your legal fees.’ That’s bizarre — we ought to call it as such.”
What do you think about this rep’s comments?