It is completely laughable how Republican congresspersons support violence-inciting flamethrower Donald Trump, and yet blame liberals for protesting.
When Texas Republican Louie Gohmert recently canceled a town hall, former congresswoman Gabbie Giffords, who was shot in the head by a protester and survived, tore him a new one.
Stated Gohmert why he was skipping out on his town halls, “Unfortunately, at this time there are groups from the more violent strains of the leftist ideology, some even being paid, who are preying on public town halls to wreak havoc and threaten public safety. Threats are nothing new to me and I have gotten my share as a felony judge. However, the House Sergeant at Arms advised us after former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot at a public appearance, that civilian attendees at Congressional public events stand the most chance of being harmed or killed—just as happened there. One Congressional friend had one of his district staff members knocked unconscious and hospitalized this past week after being overrun by a group intent on physical confrontation and disruption.”
Retorted Giffords, “I was shot on a Saturday morning. By Monday morning my offices were open to the public. Ron Barber – at my side that Saturday, who was shot multiple times, then elected to Congress in my stead – held town halls. It’s what the people deserve in a representative. In the past year, campaigning for gun safety, I have held over 50 public events. Many of the members of Congress who are refusing to hold town halls and listen to their constituents concerns are the very same politicians that have opposed commonsense gun violence prevention policies and have allowed the Washington gun lobby to threaten the safety of law enforcement and everyday citizens in our schools, businesses, places of worship, airports, and movie theaters. To the politicians who have abandoned their civic obligations, I say this: Have some courage. Face your constituents. Hold town halls.” How much do you love Giffords for saying this?