The shooting of Steve Scalise and other Republicans by a Bernie Sanders supporter in the spring of 2017 is having an effect on our current political climate. According to Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, this is the reason some Republicans are retiring.
Roll Call reports:
Brooks Suggests Republicans Are Retiring Because of Assassination Fears
Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks suggested in a radio interview that Republicans are retiring en masse because of assassination fears.
Brooks was speaking on “The Dale Jackson Show” about the first Republican practice the Congressional Baseball Game after last year’s shooting that left Majority Whip Steve Scalise severely injured.
“We have multiple rings of security, plainclothes, uniform, Capitol Police, other police,” he said. “There was a medical vehicle nearby just in case there was a copycat.”
But Brooks said while there were multiple factors that contributed to a slew of Republicans leaving the House, he suggested fears of violence was a major one.
“One of the things that’s concerning me is the assassination risk may become a factor,” he said.
Brooks referred to the fact many members of the Republican baseball team are retiring, including Sen. Jeff Flake and Reps. Ryan Costello, Pat Meehan, Dennis Ross and Tom Rooney.
This is also the reason the media stopped reporting on the Scalise shooting as quickly as possible. No one in the media wants to admit that leftists are willing to use violence to get their way.