Ed Driscoll at Instapundit collected a series of tweets to show how unserious the Democrats have become about quelling their violent rhetoric.
New York State Sen. Diane Savino called on Twitter to ban an anti-Cuomo account for tweeting that if you see anyone from the Cuomo Administration, confront them, create a crowd, push back on them and “tell them they’re not welcome anywhere anymore.” Savino called that “beyond outrageous.”
When it was pointed out to Savino that it was actually a quote from Maxine Waters, only with the name “Trump” replaced with “Cuomo,” she immediately fell back on blaming Trump. She tweeted, “I see what they did, but that was then and this is now, and 4 years of Trump has led to words becoming weapons. We can’t just ignore them anymore, people take them as a call to violent actions.”
So Trump was to blame when Maxine publicly called for violence against people who worked for Trump. And when she’s still calling for violence even after Trump has left office, it’s still Trump’s fault.
Well, I agree with her on one thing: we can’t ignore this anymore. Some of us realized that it shouldn’t be ignored at the time. But as late to the party as she is, I welcome her joining me in condemning Maxine Waters for her incredibly irresponsible exhortations to violence.
I assume that’s what she meant, right?