Minnesota Democrat Attorney General Keith Ellison endorsed on Thursday that supporters of socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who are sometimes called “Bernie bros,” are not mean or impolite to other people despite numerous accounts exhibiting the contrary.
Ellison, who is a supporter of Sanders, published on Twitter, “I have never seen @BernieSanders supporters being unusually mean or rude. Can someone send me an example of a ‘Bernie Bro’ being bad? Also, are we holding all candidates responsible for the behavior of some of their supporters? Waiting to hear.”
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana, promptly replied to Ellison, writing, “I can think of an example.”
Scalise was referencing the Democrat terrorist, who has been a supporter of Sanders, who shot up a baseball field full of Republican lawmakers in June 2017.
Scalise was severely wounded in the politically motivated terrorist attack and spent six weeks in a hospital fighting for his life.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who was at the Virginia baseball field during the terrorist attack, later mentioned that the Democrat terrorist was screaming, “this is for health care!” as he shot at lawmakers.
“I was there at the ball field when Steven Scalise almost died from a very, very angry violent man who was incited really by rhetoric on the left,” Paul said. “And this hasn’t been reported enough; when he came on the field with a semi-automatic weapon firing probably close to 200 shots at us, shooting five people and almost killing Steve Scalise, he was yelling ‘this is for healthcare!’ He also had a list of conservative legislators, Republicans, in his pocket that he was willing to kill.”
“So what happens is that when Democrats say ‘get up in their face,’ they need to realize that there are a lot of unstable people out there,” Paul continued. “There are people with anger issues, and there are people who are prone to violence.”