Tag Archives: right-wing violence

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How Republicans ‘Normalize’ Violent Behavior

“Every time something like Montana happens, Republicans adjust their standards and put an emphasis on team loyalty. They normalize and accept previously unacceptable behavior.”

— Conservative former talk show host Charlie Sykes, quoted by the Washington Post.

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Trump’s GOP Condones Violence Against Reporters

“Of course not. It’s not appropriate behavior. Unless the reporter deserved it.”

— Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), quoted by the AP, when asked if assaulting a reporter is appropriate behavior, following U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte’s (R-MT) assault on a reporter on the eve of a special election in Montana.

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Why Don’t Republicans Know the Difference Between Pandering and Condoning Violence?

If I’ve got to measure everything I say, I mean, I’m not going to be politically correct. That was a joke. This was an audience for this. This is a Catholic Church.

— Mike Hogan, Duval County Florida Tax Collector and Jacksonville mayoral candidate. Hogan was referring to his comments in a public forum that Roe v. Wade was “an awful decision by an awful court” and that he would not personally bomb an abortion clinic, “but it may cross my mind.”