The Republican Party as we knew it may be toast, judging by the reactions that the events of January 6th have garnered.
From the Democrats, it’s all condemnation. Full stop. Nary a peep of anything else.
On the Republican side of things it is quite a bit of condemnation. Condemnation is in the majority, that’s certain. But there are some who are not yet ready to step away from Trump’s brand of populism, and they don’t appear to be going anywhere.
Sen. Lindsey Graham was verbally harassed by about a dozen Donald Trump supporters at Reagan National Airport on Friday after his public break with the president, according to a person at the scene who provided a video of the incident.
Several people repeatedly loudly yelled at the South Carolina Republican that he was a “traitor.” One woman called him a “liar,” while another said, “You work for the people, you work for us, do you hear me?” They promised not to touch him as he was surrounded by security.
The threats continued.
“One day [you] will not be able to walk down the street. It is today,” yelled one woman who wasn’t wearing a mask in violation of airport rules. She was wearing a “I love Trump” shirt with the letter “Q” on the back of the shirt, a likely reference to the QAnon conspiracy theory.
Video of the incident was quickly posted to social media.
A source sends this video of a group of Trump supporters today harassing Sen. Lindsey Graham at Reagan airport and loudly calling him a “traitor” after he publicly broke with Trump earlier this week. pic.twitter.com/XBF8K6DIUD
— Daniel Lippman (@dlippman) January 8, 2021
The next video contains strong language.
Check out Lindsey Graham being mobbed by his fans (Trump Supporters) at Reagan Airport…pic.twitter.com/cDqpOreBZy
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) January 8, 2021
Authorities have already expressed concern that far right extremists could attempt another attack on the Capitol on January 20th, the date of Joe Biden’s inauguration.
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