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Just under two years ago, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) had an assassination attempt on his life while practicing for the annual congressional baseball game in Washington DC.
A Bernie Sanders supporting left-winger by the name of James Hodgkinson took fire at Scalise and the Republican team, injuring the Senator from Louisiana.
Today, Scalise received more threats from left-wing activists. This time, they were supporters of socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Commenting on Ocasio-Cortez’s radical new proposal to tax the rich at 70%, Scalise said, “Republicans: Let Americans keep more of their own hard-earned money Democrats: Take away 70% of your income and give it to leftist fantasy programs.”
Ocasio-Cortez quote tweeted Scalise, taking aim at the GOP over the tax proposal.
You’re the GOP Minority Whip. How do you not know how marginal tax rates work?— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 6, 2019
Oh that’s right, almost forgot: GOP works for the corporate CEOs showering themselves in multi-million💰bonuses; not the actual working people whose wages + healthcare they’re ripping off for profit. https://t.co/R1YIng2Ok1
Her rabid supporters pounced on Scalise, and wasted no time in threatening to kill the Republican congressman.
Scalise posted screenshots of threats sent his way, urging Ocasio-Cortez to take the debate off Twitter and onto the House floor where the discussion belongs. One man responded to Ocasio-Cortez saying “snipe his ass.” Another said “she’s got better aim than James Hodgkinson, that’s for sure.”
Ocasio-Cortez has yet to publicly respond to Scalise’s request, and has not denounced her supporters who threatened to assassinate him.
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