A recent article from The Federalist has pointed out the blatant double standard when it comes to violence across the aisle. The article lists “10 Times Democrats Urged Violence Against Trump And His Supporters,” pointing out the blatant hypocrisy demonstrated by those currently condemning the violence perpetrated at our nation’s Capitol on Wednesday while seemingly condoning it previously.
The article outlines several tweets by Grabien founder Tom S. Elliott, through which he exposes the left for their embrace of violent behavior when it suits their narrative. He writes: “Hate to break it to you but if Trump had won, there would have been violence on Wednesday, and it most certainly would have been worse. How do I know? Because Democrats have been endorsing violence as a political tactic throughout the Trump Administration.”
Elliott’s tweets show how Democrats have accepted, and at times incited, violence aimed at Republicans. He mentions comments from Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) in 2018 where the Democrat states that if Trump fired special counsel Mueller, there would be “widespread civil unrest” as people would “take to the streets.” A subsequent tweet points out that former Director of National Intelligence under President Obama, James Clapper, doubled down and claimed that there would be a “firestorm…in the streets.”
The article points out an extremely incendiary quote by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) where he urges citizens to answer a “call to action” to protest at the Capitol Building. “Please, get up in the face of some congresspeople,” Booker said at a conference. These statements are particularly poignant after the events that took place at the Capitol on January 6. Elliott mentions former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her declaration that Democrats “can’t be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for.”
Other notable examples of Democrats inciting violence toward Republicans included in the article is when Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stated, “When they go low, we kick them,” and Rep. Joaquin Castro saying that Democrats would “fight [Trump] and challenge him in every way that we can in the Congress, in the courts, and in the streets and protests.”
One of the most alarming examples of the incitement of violence comes from Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) urged a crowd of supporters to harass members of the Trump administration when she said, “You get out and create a crowd. You push back on them. You tell them they are not welcomed anymore or anywhere.” She then doubled-down during an interview, saying that Democrats needed to be “more forceful more confrontational, and more prepared to push back on this administration.”
Mr. Elliott includes video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi encouraging others to “be ready to throw a punch” when it comes to political division and Sen. John Tester declaring on MSNBC that he would like to take Trump and “punch him in the face.” It is important to note that all of these egregious examples of inciting violence took place prior to the Capitol Building riots, and all are still available on Twitter, with none of the government officials being subjected to suspensions or bans.