Yelling and screaming and interrupting people while they eat dinner or try to have an event is the Democrats’ favorite activity — until it’s used on them.
Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) hosted a town hall event celebrating a bill recognizing the Armenian genocide Saturday. His remarks came to a screeching halt when protesters began to jeer and chant “LIAR” and “you’re going to jail!” at him. It was beautiful. Many people in the room seemed confused as to why people were protesting the shampeachment clown show. This is not surprising to anyone who only watches mainstream news, which makes it appear that Americans hate Donald Trump. At least one protester made sure to point out several times that they were not there to protest the Armenian people being recognized but to protest Schiff and the impeachment of the people’s president.
The interruption caused people in the crowd to turn on the protesters and members of the crowd attacked. You can see in the video at least one man was physically assaulting the Trump supporters without being retaliated against and the police refused to arrest him. The protesters can be seen and heard on camera asking the crowd to stop hitting and attacking them and stealing their signs and flags. Two elderly men fight over a Trump flag, falling to the ground. At one point, a woman with the protesters holding a camera is attacked by a man in the crowd. It’s ugly.
Imagine the outrage there would be in the press if anyone attacked the left-wing protesters who chased Ted Cruz and his wife out of a restaurant or if Tucker Carlson had assaulted protesters outside his house. We would never hear the end of the “violent right” in that scenario. (Example: the massive overreaction to Proud Boys scuffling with Antifa in a street brawl. Somehow only the Proud Boys got blamed for the violence when Antifa pulls that crap all the time.) But what do we hear in the mainstream press about this event?
The Los Angeles Times said, “When some in the audience asked them to refrain from yelling, scuffles broke out throughout the room.” They did not identify who started the “scuffles” which should tip you off to who did it.
The Desert Sun reported, “but after fighting erupted between anti-impeachment hecklers and Armenian Americans, Glendale police cleared the venue,” with no explanation of how the fighting began (even though there’s a video of town hall attendees attacking the protesters).
It’s fun to see the right using the same tactics as the left and it does appear to be increasing, following on the heels of Jerry Nadler being heckled in an elevator. It is the philosophy on the left that if there is no justice, there shall be no peace and this impeachment baloney is one of the worst injustices I’ve seen. I hope Schiff and his band of coup conspirators continue to be hounded wherever they go. I’m not a fan of the way the left uses protests and would prefer civil debate, but maybe we can negotiate a truce if Democrats are prevented from hosting events without being shut down and silenced.
Megan Fox is the author of “Believe Evidence; The Death of Due Process from Salome to #MeToo.” Follow on Twitter @MeganFoxWriter