Steve Scalise’s Call For Civility And Respect Draws Unbelievable Response

Steve Scalise’s Call For Civility And Respect Draws Unbelievable Response

There is a special kind of irony in criticizing Scalise, the victim of a political assassination attempt, for speaking out about political discourse.

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.

Tribalism and extremism are apparently rampant in American politics — see some of the replies.

There is a special kind of irony in criticizing Scalise, the victim of a political assassination attempt, for speaking out about political discourse.

“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.”

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