The political violence that has run rampant here in the United States has been appalling as of late. We are acting like spoiled children who, when they don’t get their way, begin to stomp around, punch the walls, and kick the family pet.
It’s embarrassing, if we’re being honest, but it is also turning quite dangerous.
For instance, there is the latest news out of Washington State.
“I don’t want to hurt you. I do have a bomb. Please read this manifesto and share it widely,” the man said, according to the local Democratic chair, Nicole Bishop, who was not in the office at the time.
The two women, and a man who later came to their rescue, managed to de-escalate the situation. But before police responded, he appeared to have started a fire inside the office, the Spokesman-Review reported.
Local leaders were quick to speak out.
“Anyone expressing or working on political issues should not be subject to violence in any way,” said Tina Podlodowski, the chair of the Washington state Democratic Party, in an interview Wednesday. “Sadly, Democratic party organizations have been subject to this sort of harassment quite a bit since Donald Trump took office.”
Some local Republicans left politics aside and condemned the attack. “No one should be targeted with violence because of their political beliefs,” Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., told the Spokesman-Review. “As I have said many times before, we must all unite in standing against hate and violence of any kind,” she said.
The news comes just as President Trump suggested on Twitter that our nation was heading for a “dangerous” moment, and just weeks after a right-wing militia plot to kidnap and execute the Governor of Michigan was uncovered by the FBI.
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