(National Sentinel) Discourse: The perpetually angry and violent Left is getting out of hand and it’s beginning to show now, even in the nation’s capital.
Several GOP members of the Senate had to have police escorts on Tuesday just so they could get past a horde of demonstrators who had assembled in the basement of the Russell Building near the Senate subway terminus.
No doubt a large portion of them were being paid to protest by groups funded by that domestic terrorist, George Soros, but the fact that our elected leaders — well, Republicans anyway — must now be escorted by armed guards is a new, and completely unacceptable, level of rancor on the Left.
Roll Call noted:
Among them were Republican members of the Judiciary Committee Sens. John Kennedy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
In addition to uniformed Capitol Police, Graham was accompanied by the deputy sergeant at arms James Morhard.
At one point, protesters who said they were representing sexual abuse survivors started shouting at Graham in the Russell basement.
Morhard shouted back.
“I’m sorry, I’m talking to him, alright?”
Walking through the tunnel, Graham told a small group of reporters that he had never seen anything quite like what he was now experiencing.
“This is dangerous. I had somebody that wouldn’t let an elevator shut. An Iraq War veteran. I appreciate his service, but I just have a different opinion of Judge Kavanaugh,” Graham said. “I tried to make that clear.”
The South Carolina Republican has been Kavanaugh’s most vociferous and vocal defender — which he has every right to be.
“I believe Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court very soon. However, if his nomination were to fall short, I would encourage President Trump to re-nominate Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” Graham said.
“It would — in effect — be appealing the Senate’s verdict directly to the American people. The midterm elections are only 35 days away and a new group of senators may view Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination very differently after hearing from the voters in their states,” he added.
Let us be crystal clear: The First Amendment’s free speech and expression provisions are not a license to physically harass anyone, especially our elected leaders. We’d say that extends to members of both parties, but that’s self-evident and besides, this harassment is being ginned up, in part, by elected Democrats (Cory Booker and Maxine Waters, we’re looking at you) against Republicans, not the other way around.
However, that’s going to change at some point, and when it does, things are going to get really ugly in America.
But tit-for-tat violence won’t solve our differences. If anything, it will only make our divisions deeper.
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