After Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters called for harassment and refusal of service to anyone who works in the Trump administration, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise asserted civility and respect would prevail. The responses to his tweet are telling.
Civility and respect always prevails over harassment and disrespect https://t.co/4kF53WwE0v
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) June 24, 2018
Tribalism and extremism are apparently rampant in American politics — see some of the replies.
Hi Steve, the world would be a better place if you had succumbed to your wounds 🙂
— unofficial dr pepper brand ambassador (@alexnichols11) June 25, 2018
Stfu Nazi puke
— Les Rhoads (@LesRhoads) June 25, 2018
I’m glad to see some dems are willing to get dirty, finally, if only to force Republicans to articulate some standards of behavior. Now it’s mirror time, fellas. #MaxineWaters
— Plumpkin (@scarletking2000) June 25, 2018
You hang with neinazis on the reg. Too bad you don’t have to sh*t in a bag for the rest of your life. It would be fitting punishment for a monstrous inhumane degenerate such as yourself
— 💥🔥Mad_Cat🔥💥 (@M_A_D_Caaaat) June 25, 2018
There is a special kind of irony in criticizing Scalise, the victim of a political assassination attempt, for speaking out about political discourse.
A vocal Trump supporter who votes with President Insult Comedian 100% of the time lecturing Maxine Waters about “civility and respect.” Staggering hypocrisy. https://t.co/S5zrFCciTT
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) June 24, 2018
“You think we’re rallying now? You ain’t seen nothing yet,” Waters vowed at a Los Angeles rally on Saturday. “If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
Maxine, however, is not calling for violence. She’s echoing the calls to cause ‘good trouble’ to remind those who choose to lead, that when their policies harm the least fortunate of us, we will use our greatest ‘weapon’- our voice.
— Timothy Cole (@timelyrepairs) June 25, 2018