Lawmakers continue to get heckled by protesters. Fox’s Chad Pergram has more in today’s “Speaker’s Lobby.”
I’m Chad Pergram with the Speaker’s Lobby.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is challenging the left over protests stemming from the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The Majority Leader warned that such ploys from the quote, “new Democratic party” could result in violence.
Democratic California Representative Maxine Waters incentivized demonstrators to harass Republicans in restaurants and other public venues. Demonstrators hectored GOP Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen while dining †in public.††Has the left crossed a line?
It wasn’t long ago when the right stoked similar embers. It was 2009 and 2010. Conservatives fought against anything engineered by President Obama and then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. During the health care debate, they hurled racial epithets at members of the Congressional Black Caucus including Georgia Congressman John Lewis and one protester even spat on Missouri Democrat Emanuel Cleaver.
A Civil Rights figure, Lewis said he hadn’t heard language like that since quote, “The March to Selma.” The left is inflamed now. There’s a difference between spirited activism and a mob. The line of separation is thin.
With the Speaker’s Lobby, Chad Pergram. Fox News.
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