I knew that somehow, some way, somebody was going to find a way to blame our former President.
CNN is reporting that Rep. Steve King (R-IA) blamed Obama for the June 14, shooting that left Rep. Steve Scalise and three others injured on a baseball field in Virginia.
Five people were wounded in the early morning attack, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who has underwent three surgeries since the shooting and remains in critical condition.
The shooter was identified by law enforcement as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., a former volunteer for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) 2016 presidential campaign and a professed critic of President Trump. He was shot by police minutes after the attack began and later died of his injuries.
King told Simon Conway on WHO Iowa radio, “I do want to put some of this at the feet of Barack Obama. He contributed mightily to dividing us. He focused on our differences rather than our things that unify us. And this is some of the fruits of that labor.”
Conway asked King who should “shut down the crazy” in American politics, and how.
Our whole society and culture has to come together on this,” King answered. “And those are just not platitudes on my part. I’m saying we’ve got leaders out there that can help pull us together but in the end it traces back to our families, to our fathers, to our mothers, to good examples, to the right things being said around the kitchen table, in the living room, in church and in school. And if the culture is gonna be divided, it’s been divided core back to there.”
And if it’s gonna be united, it’s gotta be united all the way back to the principle subsidiarity, which I speak to occasionally, as close to the individual and as close to the people that’s close to the individual, which means family first, is where it needs to be.”
But didn’t you receive an ‘A’ from the NRA for your pro-gun voting record, but now you’re saying Obama created divisions that led to the shooting?
Some Republicans say anti-Trump sentiment on the left has created a climate of political violence. Hodgkinson’s political views were immediately examined as a motive for the shooting.
If the Republicans want to place blame on someone other than the shooter who is to blame, they’d better turn around and take a hard look in their mirrors.
When you start causing people their jobs, benefits and their livelyhood, it’s tends to upset them.
When 45 was elected into the White House he didn’t see any wrong doing when racial divide and hatred made committing crimes against minorities okay. Never denounced it, nothing. Now that it’s coming back to haunt them and their old granny boxers are in a bunch.
Do like 45’s been doing. Ignore it and pretend it didn’t happen.
But our thoughts and prayers go out to the families.
You should never take the law into your own hands or because you’re at odds about what someone is doing.
By the time this term is over, some Americans will regret ever electing that man President because their lives will be like a sinking ship and he’ll still be filthy rich and moving on without a lasting thought about the American people.
Just hope you can swim and don’t be foolish enough to make that mistake again in 2020.