Shocking, I know. The liberal leaders in this country hold some responsibility for condoning and encouraging the kind of escalating hate rhetoric against Trump and Republicans that creates an environment where some folks resort to violence. It is a small step from riots and violent protests to assassination.
(CNN)James T. Hodgkinson, the man identified as shooting a Republican member of congress and four others on Wednesday morning, was a small business owner in Illinois who defined himself publicly by his firm support of Bernie Sanders’ progressive politics — and his hatred of conservatives and President Donald Trump.
This is based on CNN’s review of Hodgkinson’s Facebook profiles, public records, and three years of impassioned letters to his local newspaper.“Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.” he posted on his personal Facebook page on March 22.“Republicans are the Taliban of the USA,” he posted in February.