Wednesday, June 14, 2017

‘Resist’ follower’s attack on Republicans signals grim breaking point of political tensions

Via Billy

An SUV at the ballfield had a bullet hole in the windshield and a flat tire after the gunman shot at a U.S. Capitol Police officer who was returning fire to protect the lawmakers. (Associated Press)

The “Resist” movement spawned a shooting rampage Wednesday morning that targeted Republican lawmakers — an attack by a self-declared anti-Trump crusader that underscored the poisonous tenor of modern American politics.

While police were silent about a motive, the Republicans who came under fire as they practiced for a charity baseball game said they were certain they were targets because of their political party. And the gunman’s biography backs them.

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