Pelosi Calls President Trump And GOP ‘domestic enemies’ Of The People. House Whip Scalise Slams Back
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said during an MSNBC interview Monday that President Donald Trump, along with the Republican Congress that supports him, are the ‘domestic enemies’ of the United States and the U.S. people should treat them as such.
What does she actually mean by this and what would happen if a senior Republican member of Congress would have said her exact same words to President Obama and his Democratic supporters in Congress?
Let’s recap what Pelosi said and watch it for yourself below. She specifically said when you swear an oath of allegiance to it is to “protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic, and sadly the domestic enemies to our voting system are right at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with their allies in the Congress of the United States.”
Is she declaring an actual war on Republicans. What type of call to action does she expect from Democrats? Look at what’s happening in our streets with the rioting and destruction? Is she, like some of her Democratic colleagues pushing for these type of actions?
House Whip Steve Scalise, R -LA, who was shot by a along with other Republican members of Congress during a 2017 practice session for the annual Congressional Baseball Game, in Alexandria , Virginia, Tweeted Monday “Where’s the media outrage?”
I lived less than three blocks from that baseball field then with my family. I remember running there and seeing the commotion. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.
Other Republican lawmakers along with pundits have stated correctly that if a Republican lawmaker made these comments against a Democratic president and Congress that the media would have made this a number one story until someone was fired or removed from office.
Here’s a Reminder Of That Horrible Day From the History Channel website.
On June 14, 2017, a gunman walked onto a baseball field at Eugene Simpson Park in Alexandria, Virginia, opening fire on politicians and wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and four others.
The representatives had been practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. James Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old man, asked a passing congressman—South Carolina’s Jeff Duncan—whether Republicans or Democrats were on the field practicing. Once he received confirmation that the Republican representatives were the ones playing ball, Hodgkinson fired off 60 rounds into the unsuspecting elected officials.
A call to police went out shortly after 7 as the political officials scrambled for cover. When officers arrived on the scene, they exchanged fire with the suspect, running towards him while dodging the spray of bullets, and eventually killing him. Unfortunately, Hodgkinson’s damage had already been done.
Subsequent investigations revealed Hodgkinson as a man with a clear hatred for Republicans. He had arrived at the field in a white van—he was living out of it—with his legally purchased rifle and a list of six conservative members of congress, presumably his targets.