Scalise Responds to Attacks on Susan Collins: Dems Must Condemn 'Violence and Threats From the Left'
As news broke that abortion activists sent threatening calls, mail, and email to the office of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) called on Democrats to denounce all threats of political violence. Collins' office has gone public about various threats they received, profanity-laced voicemail messages, a caller who wished rape on a staffer, and weird letters warning about waitresses spitting in Collins' food...
"There is absolutely no place in our politics for threats and acts of violence against people you disagree with," Scalise told PJ Media on Wednesday. "What makes America great is our ability to freely and openly debate our differences, but we do it civilly and settle our differences at the ballot box."
The congressman, whose life hung in the balance last year after he was shot at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game, called on Democrats to loudly condemn any and all threats and violence.
"Democrats need to speak out loudly and firmly against the violence and threats coming from the left right now. It needs to stop," Scalise declared.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), another Republican caught up in the shooting last year, received a threat from a man saying he would "kill me and chop up my family with an ax." Democrats have also mocked Paul for getting attacked from behind by his neighbor.
As Scalise spoke to PJ Media, Collins' Director of Communications Annie Clark sent PJ Media picture evidence and audio recordings of threats the senator received regarding the upcoming vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
"Don’t be a dumb c*nt," one voicemail message began. "If you care at all about women’s choice, vote no on Kavanaugh. Don’t be a dumb b*tch. F*ck you, also."
This voicemail proved rather tame compared to others.
One caller attacked Collins, citing the reports that Kavanaugh had told her Roe v. Wade is "settled law."
"He f*cking lied to you. How f*cking naive that you have to be to believe him ... You are so f*cking naive," a man's voice declared. "If you vote for him, you are a feckless, feckless, feckless woman ...F*ck you, f*ck you, you wonder why people call you naive when you believe f*cking Mitch McConnell ..."
"F*ck you, how f*cking naive are you, how fu*king naive do you think we are? You are so fucking naive," the caller added. "You will go down in history as the most naive person ever to be in Congress. You f*cking f*cking feckless naive woman. F*ck you! F*ck you! F*ck you!"
Then came a letter with a rather odd and explicit threat. "If you vote for Kavanaugh, EVERY waitress who serves you is going to spit in your food, and that’s if you’re lucky, you f*cking C*NT!" the letter read. "Think of that at every meal!"