Last week, my colleague Ericka Andersen wrote about violent, Leftist mob activity and the mainstream media’s refusal to report on it.
This unlawful political violence only continues to get worse. A Republican woman running for state office in Minnesota was recently assaulted in a politically motivated attack. The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Minnesota state representative Sarah Anderson was punched in the arm after spotting a man destroying Republican yard signs. She said the attack left her scared, and her attacker only desisted when she fled to her car and threw it in reverse.
"It was just insane. He was charging at me, saying, ‘Why don't you go kill yourself?'" Anderson told the Washington Free Beacon. "To have someone physically coming after you and attacking you is just disheartening."
But she wasn’t the only Republican candidate who was hurt:
First-time state representative candidate Shane Mekeland suffered a concussion after getting sucker punched while speaking with constituents at a restaurant in Benton County. Mekeland told the Free Beacon he has suffered memory loss—forgetting Rep. Anderson's name at one point in the interview—and doctors tell him he will have a four-to-six week recovery time ahead of him. He said he was cold cocked while sitting at a high top table at a local eatery and hit his head on the floor.
"I was so overtaken by surprise and shock and if this is the new norm, this is not what I signed up for," he said.
Immediately following these horrific incidents, William Davis, a spokesman from the Minnesota Democratic Party, then sought to incite even more violent activity in a post on Facebook. Davis wrote that Democrats would “bring [Republicans] to the guillotine” in the coming elections.
One would think that Davis would have been fired by the Minnesota Democratic Party immediately for such a reckless post. Yet he was only suspended for a single week.
Unfortunately, that’s not all that happened this week.
In Portland, a 9/11 widow was accosted by a man on the street who screamed at her, saying that he was happy her husband died that day. Not only is this kind of vile verbal attack insulting to this woman who forever lost her husband on that tragic day, it’s disrespectful to all of the families who lost loved ones. Here is the video:
This is the party of Mob. pic.twitter.com/RjgRUMeE9I
— Joel Fischer (@JFNYC1) October 19, 2018
This type of uncivilized mob rule cannot be tolerated. Of course, no one on the Left or in the mainstream have condemned these hate-filled, violent events.
Stoking the fire, Hillary Clinton recently said that if Democrats win back control of Congress, then “civility can start.” These recent violent acts show us that couldn’t be further from the truth. If anything, that will be when the Left can fully and unapologetically embrace mob rule.
Instead, the mainstream media should actually do its job and call out offenders. That would be a step in the right direction.