Steve King: Violence ‘Coming From the Left’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) blasted the angry left on Wednesday at the scene of a shooting earlier in the day that wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), an aide, and two Capitol Police.

“America has been divided,” King said, according to the Washington Post. “And the center of America is disappearing, and the violence is appearing in the streets, and it’s coming from the left.”

Asked whether the shooting was politically motivated, he said he did not know why the gunman did what he did.

However, King pointed at anger and demonstrations against Trump, according to the Post:

King, in his remarks at the shooting scene, said it was impossible to separate the hyperpartisan climate in Washington — especially people protesting Trump — with Republican members of Congress being fired upon at a baseball practice.

“The divisions within the country, people that can’t accept the results of the election that are determined to try to take this country down, take this organization down,” he said. “This city was filled up with demonstrations the day after the inauguration, where you couldn’t drive down the streets. And we’ve had demonstrations every week since then, sometimes different topics.”

King added: “We do need to focus on what’s happening to the culture in this country.”

The shooter has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson III, 66, of Belleville, Ill. by law enforcement officials.

The shooting occurred early Wednesday morning at a park where Republican congressmen and their aides were practicing for an annual baseball charity game played against Democratic colleagues.

Democrats were also practicing at the time, but in D.C.


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  • donl

    These acts of violence started about 8 years ago, and it always comes from the Left, i call them Demo-Commies or Dem-Coms because that is what the Democrats have become. They always respond with violence, As directed. They are followers, Losers, who have no sense of responsibility, not only are they ruining their lives, but others who are innocent citizens.

  • Babsan

    This was the agenda of the Muslim FRAUD.Fundamentally change America=Divide and conquer,nobody ever asked what the change would be.This dumbing down of the citizenry is a product of the Democrats infiltrating Communists in the school system in the 50’s.It came home to roost with the 2008 election and has now come into full bloom with the intended goal,DESTRUCTION of society and a guaranteed voterbase.Trump is now the poke in that wheel and the rage is encouraged by this Crime syndicate Democrat partyl

    • pmbalele

      I have counseled Trump to fire all his current agency appointees especially Sessions. Sessions is supposed to be the top cop of the country. Instead he is letting his assistants pick on Trump. Look, his assistants appointed Mueller to investigate Trump. Where was Sessions to stop that appointment? Sessions is a pain to Trump. To make his life easier, Trump should start firing Sessions, then Pence should be replaced by Ivanka and Dr. Carson should be replaced by Bernie Sanders.

      • metheoldsarge

        Sessions is now and always has been an establishment RINO. Like all his fellow RINOs he cares more about this”$” than the needs of the country and the people. He is among the best politicians money can buy.


    How to Destroy America

    There is a book out called Mexifornia by Victor Hansen Davis. It explains how immigration both legal and illegal is destroying the entire state of California. It will march across the country until it destroys all vestiges of the American dream.

    If you believe that America is too smug, too self satisfied, too rich, then lets destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. All great civilizations rise and fall and that an autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.

    Here is how they do it, turn America into a bilingual or multilingual bicultural country. History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however it is a curse for a society to be bilingual.

    The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, tragedy, and finally fall.

    Invent multiculturalism and encourage immigrants to maintain their Culture. It would make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal. That there are no cultural differences. Make it an article of faith that Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.

    The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. the Apparent success of our own multi ethnic and multi cultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by leadership. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentrically and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together. Encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. Replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have various cultural sub groups living in America reinforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities.

    Make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. Add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated and antagonistic to our population. It would have this second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high school.

    Another point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. In vest in ethnic identity, and establish the cult of Victimology. It would get all the minorities to think their lack of success was the fault of the majority. Start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population.

    America’s downfall would include dual citizenship and promote divided loyalties. Celebrate diversity over unity. Stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other that is, when they are not killing each other.

    A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together.

    Place all subjects off limits, make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of diversity. Find a word similar to heretic in the 16th century that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like racist halt discussion and debate.

    Having made America a bilingual bicultural country, having established multiculturism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of Victimology, next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. Because immigration has been good for America, it must always be good, Make every individual immigrant sympatric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them.

    The histories of bilingual and bi-cultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, tragedy, and finally fall.
    Barbaric cultures that practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate diversity.

    American jobs are vanishing into the third world as corporations create a third world in America. Take note of California and other states, to date 20 million illegal aliens and growing fast.

    Everything mentioned above is happening to our country today. America is more divided than in decades and the deep divisions that are tearing us apart continue to get even worse. In fact, a new national survey report discovered that 67 percent of voters believe that America is more divided now than it was seven years ago.

    • metheoldsarge

      What they are doing is right out of Saul Alinsky’s Play-Book “Rules for Radicals”.

  • Richard Yamane

    It was reported that before opening fire the shooter asked if these people were democrat or Republicans.
    Does that strike anyone as strange. That a man bent on killing didn’t know who his prey actually was? Obviously he hated conservatives but I get the feeling there was some one else behind this guy telling him where to go and what to do. He was just a more than willing accomplice.

    • margie


      • B.S. Melton

        The pronoun, ‘him’, should be THEY. Millions of us already know who
        THEY are, and have a pretty good idea what they are after. They are
        pirates wanting to claim America as their own, they are willing to kill, steal,
        lie, and cheat to do whatever they feel they must to get what they want.
        They will want to hang themselves when this thing is over !!

      • metheoldsarge

        He was just a useful idiot doing someone else’s dirty work for them.

  • Wayne Peterkin

    On the Fox News website right now is an article about a New Jersey “Democratic Strategist” who is actively promoting violence against any and all Republicans while blaming conservatives for any consequences. In other words, the moron is advocating civil war as he accuses all conservatives of class warfare which was initiated and stoked by the Obama administration! He also blames the GOP for opposing gun control which is a typically warped view by those who support violating the Constitution by ignoring it. If they had a brain, they would initiate an effort to repeal the 2nd Amendment to enact their gun control legally. I would strongly oppose them and suspect they would not have a snowball’s chance of repeal, but that is the only legal and proper means of forcing gun control on us. Until the 2nd is repealed, I reserve my right to protect my home, my family, and myself from criminals, terrorists, and left-wing radicals like that “strategist”. My basic point is that this jerk, as are many liberals, is guilty of sedition and actively promoting violence in a coup attempt against last year’s election results. Should they be allowed to succeed, the nation and our Constitution would be history. He should be careful what he wishes for, he just might get it.

  • Joe Pewter

    left is being allowed to get away with the violence…sick of the talk…start arresting.. NOW

    • blackwingA520

      And we thought Trump was suppose to change all this, guess the Global Elites got to him already.

  • B.S. Melton

    This horrid act was brought on by a group of hysterical people who want something badly
    enough to kill for it ! They continually spew hatred and violence, so what else does one
    expect from such an insane group of radicals??

    They just cannot bear people in the government who want to shoot straight with the people, do thing according to the law, by doing the right thing in conducting a government
    of the people, by the people, and for the people. The evil hate the light of the truth,
    because their deeds are of darkness and behind closed doors ! Most of us who are in the
    “know”, about what is going on and who the responsible ones are for these atrocious
    actions, know from where it came and who started it all in the first place.

    The way they have fought President Trump in the White House, when something is
    brought up that is good for our country, or that will protect our people, they show their
    ugly heads by causing all the distractions and hateful rhetoric they can come up with.
    We know where that comes from, don’t we? Something is past due to be brought to
    justice and putting those hateful people where they belong, this is Treasonous action !
    They must be brought to justice on every count of their indignant behavior !!

  • metheoldsarge

    A Liberal supporting shooter fires at Republican politicians because of party affiliation. Liberal supporters send threats to a Republican Candidate and her family, neighbors, and friends in the mail. People who display Republican campaign signs get their homes vandalized and families threatened by Liberal supporters. Liberal supporters do everything possible to stop conservatives from using their First Amendment rights. Liberal supporters disrupt conservative meetings or gatherings and make threats. Liberal supporters accuse their victims of being Fascists.

    These are the kind of cowardly tactics that Fascists use. These are the kind of actions the top Democrats like Hillary, Schumer, Sanders, Holder, Lynch, Pelosi and all the other liberal hypocrites should be vehemently and publicly condemning. Their silence is deafening.

  • Bob101st

    The left, and their masked protesters, assaulting Republican and conservative supporters and free speech advocates, want those they assault, to fight back. They want this so the left can do their usual chicken s**t, blaming others. I believe if the left radicals attack you as a conservative, republican or free speech supporter for their inability to win an election. An election where their candidate, was probably the most corrupt politician behind Barack Obama. Republicans, conservatives and free speech enthusiast, should be prepared to defend yourself to the fullest; and damn what the left has to say. The left wing and democrat radicals need to be taught a lesson and I believe it is coming. I do not want, nor do I preach for violence. But, if they continue to attack other Americans, because the left wants overthrow an election, or this country, they are in for a rude awakening. Democrats have cast the first stone by inciting violence, promoting looting and now with the shooting of Steve Scalise. I believe the rest of America is just about fed up with the left, and the left cannot stand it. America and Americans, be prepared to defend yourself when the next attack comes. God Bless America and God Bless our military and all first responders.