Despite a bipartisan call to put aside violent rhetoric in the wake of the GOP baseball practice shooting, some on the left just can’t seem to put aside the hate.
Even during the Congressional baseball game last night, some people, identified as Democratic congressional staffers, booed President Donald Trump when he delivered a video message of unity, booed the announcement of GOP Congress members names in the line-up and even mocked the prayer at second base to honor Rep. Steve Scalise.
But by far the sickest reaction after the event had to be from the millennial website, Fusion.
From Free Beacon:
Despite House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) being in critical condition after an attempted assassination, liberal website Fusion denounced him on Thursday as a “bigoted homophobe.”
“Bigoted Homophobe Steve Scalise’s Life Was Saved by a Queer Black Woman,” read the headline from Fusion, which is owned by Univision.
And there was this lovely piece within the article itself.
So it is a point of especially delicious irony that Scalise, who survived the attack (and is reportedly in critical condition), may owe his life to a queer black woman.
Delicious irony that he’s shot and has to be saved? Just despicable.
And they treat Agent Griner like an object just to put into their agenda talking points. Yes, Griner is gay and married but in looking at the case, it’s also clear that she’s a private person, not likely to like being used to bash someone for a political point.
For someone so ‘homophobic’, Scalise has had Griner on his security detail for some time.
Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond put paid to the ‘bigot’ nonsense back when Scalise was accused of being a bigot in 2014. What was Scalise’s crime? He went to a civic association meeting to speak against slush funds. Later in the day, a white supremacist group associated with David Duke met in the same place with someone who had been a part of the civic association. Obviously a huge crime by Scalise. Yet he was assailed until his friend Richmond said that there wasn’t ‘a racist bone in Steve’s body’ and who was the first one to race to his side at the hospital after the shooting.
But apparently, Fusion knows more than the people who know him.
Person A: I support traditional marriage.
Person B: HAHAHA I'M GLAD YOU GOT SHOT! FUCK YOU!
But yeah, Person A is the bad guy. Got it. 👍 https://t.co/QeZ5XkmbCn
— neontaster (@neontaster) June 16, 2017
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) June 16, 2017
As a close friend of Steve's I find this tweet beyond disgusting.
— Marx Sterbcow (@marxsterbcow) June 15, 2017
Fusion’s demonizing and justification is the kind of talk that bred the shooter.