#TheResistance is losing. So expect them to get even more unhinged throughout #ResistanceSummer.
This summer is #ResistanceSummer, and it’s already getting hot with attempts to intimidate and attack Trump administration officials, Republicans, and Trump supporters.
Here are some of the incidents we’ve covered just in the past three weeks:
None of this is coincidence. There is active encouragement of such intimidation from politicians like Maxine Waters, Uncivil war declared: Rep. Maxine Waters calls on #TheResistance to find and confront Trump officials:
Maxine Waters calls for attacks on Trump administration: "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." pic.twitter.com/jMV7wk48wM
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 24, 2018
These calls for intimidation are all over the mainstream cable media:
Even the NY Times Editorial Board is calling for Democrats and progressives to go all “Godfather” on Trump and Republicans.
Now it’s happened again to Mitch McConnell, the Courier-Journal reports (emphasis added):
A group of protesters confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Bardstown Road in Louisville Saturday, calling out “Abolish ICE,” before adding they know where he lives.
McConnell was out to lunch with Kentucky’s outgoing House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell, who was upset in his May primary. Shell confirmed the two had lunch, calling the protesters “a small group of extremists.”
The interaction was captured on video and shared with Courier Journal.
In it, someone asks McConnell, “Where are the children? Where are the babies, Mitch?” — an apparent reference to the separation of children from families at the southern U.S. border.
“What are you doing to get the babies back?” someone asks in the clip.
McConnell, wearing a green shirt tucked into blue jeans, isn’t shown reacting or responding to the protesters. He walks past a sign for Bristol Bar & Grille, turns a corner and gets into a vehicle.
Before he gets into the car, someone can be heard saying, “We know where you live.”
Shell called the remark a “not-so-subtle threat right out of the Maxine Waters playbook,” adding that it was “very distasteful.”
A group of Louisville residents, including several @DemSocialists members, had a message for Mitch McConnell as he left a local restaurant today. Powerful people like Mitch deserve no peace while they enable the imprisonment of babies in concentration camps. #AbolishICE pic.twitter.com/ruCXhbnKse
— Louisville DSA ? (@dsa_louisville) July 7, 2018
The “we know where you live” line clearly was a threat:
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