1 Year After GOP Baseball Shooting, Rand Paul Reveals Key Detail Media Left Out

Last year, as members of Congress gathered in Alexandria, Virginia, to practice for a charity baseball game, gunman James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on the group, striking Rep. Steve Scalise in the hip and wounding four others. But there was a very important detail about the shooting which the mainstream media conveniently did not report at the time. During an appearance on “FOX & Friends,” Sen. Rand Paul exposed what the press tried so desperately to hide.

Sen. Rand Paul (left), Members of the FBI inspect the crime scene after a shooting during a practice of the Republican congressional baseball team at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park on June 14, 2017, in Alexandria, Virginia (right) (Photo Credit: Screen Capture/FOX & friends/Twitter via The Daily Wire, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

According to The Daily Wire, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul revealed on Wednesday that the media largely ignored a key detail from the attempted mass murder of Republican lawmakers last year at a baseball field in Virginia. Appearing on Fox News’ “FOX & Friends,” Paul condemned the violent rhetoric of the political left and the Democratic Party and warned that someone is going to end up getting killed if the inflammatory words don’t stop.

“I was there at the ball field when Steven Scalise almost died from a very, very angry violent man who was incited really by rhetoric on the left,” Paul said. “And this hasn’t been reported enough, when he came on the field with a semi-automatic weapon firing probably close to 200 shots at us, shooting five people and almost killing Steve Scalise, he was yelling ‘this is for healthcare!'”

“He also had a list of conservative legislators, Republicans, in his pocket that he was willing to kill,” added Paul. “So what happens is that when Democrats say ‘get up in their face,’ they need to realize that there are a lot of unstable people out there. There are people with anger issues, there are people who are prone to violence.”

Paul was, of course, referring to recent calls for violence from prominent Democrats in the wake of newly-minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. For example, Hillary Clinton said “civility can start again” only when the Democrats are back in power.

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton said in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”

And on Sunday night, Senator Mazie Hirono also championed violent confrontations. PJ Media reports, “CNN’s Dana Bash asked Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) whether or not it is acceptable to harass Republican officials in restaurants or in their own homes. Hirono defended the sentiment behind such harassment, and, when pressed about it, cried ‘white supremacy!’ to avoid condemning rabid protesters.”

During an appearance over the weekend in Georgia, Barack Obama’s former Attorney General Eric Holder told activists that they should physically assault Republicans and Trump supporters. “They have used the power that they have gotten for all the wrong things,” said Holder. “They want to keep themselves in power. They want to cater to the special interests. It is time for us as Democrats to be as tough as they are, to be as dedicated as they are, to be as committed as they are.”

“Michelle always says — Michelle Obama, I love her, you know, she and my wife are like really tight, which always scares me and Barack, but Michelle always says, you know, when they go low, we go high,” Holder went on. “No. No. When they go low, we kick them.”

The three words that shooter James T. Hodgkinson was screaming as he opened fire on unsuspecting lawmakers last year are a critically important detail of the incident. This isn’t something mundane like the color of his shoes or his glasses prescription. It was a fact that the media knew and should have reported.

After all, if Hodgkinson had been a registered Republican who shouted, “No More Abortion!” or “Build The Wall!” as he gunned down Democrats, you can bet we never would have heard the end of it.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to discern why the media would intentionally leave this key piece of information out, though — it is proof that deranged individuals do act on the violent rhetoric of lawmakers and prominent Democrats. These political leftists should be held responsible when their calls for violence result in someone being hurt or killed.

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