Indiana Republican Rep. Jim Banks has officially called on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to condemn the assaults carried out against GOP lawmakers after the Republican National Convention, in light of the fact that she called these same individuals “enemies of the state.”
Here’s more from the Daily Caller:
Banks spoke out Friday after protestors harassed Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and swarmed around Republican Florida Rep. Brian Mast in Washington, D.C. following the fourth night of the RNC where President Donald Trump spoke from the White House.
“Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House,” Paul tweeted around 1:30 a.m. Friday morning. “Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob.”
The incident came after Pelosi called GOP members of Congress “enemies of the state” Monday, Banks noted in a statement to the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“When Speaker Pelosi said GOP members of Congress were ‘enemies of the state,’ the Speaker employed dangerous rhetoric often used by authoritarian leaders to describe political dissidents and imply they are guilty of treason, an offense so serious it’s punishable by death,” Banks said to the DCNF.
“Is it any wonder that her followers took her words seriously and threatened harm and physically intimated a sitting GOP senator on the public streets of our capital city,” the Indiana representative continued. “I am calling on Speaker Pelosi to apologize to Rand Paul and disavow the mob that attacked him.”
Pelosi and other leftists in Congress need to take responsibility for the careless words they speak, which often hit the ears of mentally unstable protesters who think they are a law unto themselves.
These crazies are destroying whole cities, burning businesses to the ground and ruining their neighborhoods. All of this violence has been stoked by words like those spoken by Pelosi. Time to pay the piper.