In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton said it’s time for the left to stop being civil and take the gloves off.
“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” she said. “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 the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”
Hillary Clinton rejects calls for civility: "You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for."pic.twitter.com/HSVKxReVUI
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 9, 2018
Her remarks come just a day after Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was ceremonially sworn in to serve at the highest court in the land following a weeks-long campaign by leftists to paint him as a serial gang rapist. While he was taking the official oath of office on Saturday, protestors stormed the Supreme Court building and banged on the doors in an effort to force them open. Several Republican senators who supported Kavanaugh’s confirmation have received death threats, have had their home addresses published online, and been chased out of restaurants.
So the question remains: What civility do liberals have left to abandon? How can the left get any less civil than they already are without breaking into open street riots? Does this mean instead of threatening violence liberals should actually follow through and harm those who disagree with them?
Last month a Democrat was arrested for allegedly attempting to stab a Republican congressman with a pocket knife at a fall festival in Castro Valley, California. Several weeks later, his opponent, Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell, made light of rape threats aimed at a young staffer working for Sen. Susan Collins.
In an open letter published by CNN last week, Kelly Paul, wife to Republican Sen. Rand Paul, begged Democratic Sen. Cory Booker to condemn the intimidation and threats of violence she and her family have faced over the past year. Last year, Republican Rep. Steve Scalise was shot and nearly killed by a leftist while he was practicing baseball with some Republican colleagues.