During a Wednesday night broadcast from the Virginia baseball field where a left-wing Bernie Sanders supporter fired dozens of shots at GOP congressmen practicing for a congressional ballgame, Fox News’ Sean Hannity decried the Democratic Party’s response to rhetoric that he believes led to the attack.
Hannity blamed left-wing hate for the vicious attack on Republicans and excoriated Democrats for their seeming refusal to decry what he called the left’s “vile behavior,” including the continued glorification of violence against President Donald Trump. Standing in front of police tape flapping in the breeze, Hannity declared:
I could spend hours on this program, giving example after example of these left-wing celebrities, these Trump detractors glorifying violence against the president of the United States, and virtually no one on the left has denounced this vile behavior, especially Soros-Clinton groups that attack conservatives for everything they can say.
Noting that the Democratic Party is “a party that has every election season alleged — like Barack Obama did, remember, ‘Republicans want dirty air, dirty water’ — and Paul Ryan lookalikes throwing granny over the cliff, and Republicans are racist and sexist and misogynistic and Islamophobic and homophobic and xenophobic — every single election season,” Hannity added that expecting anything else from the party would be unreasonable.
What should Americans expect, Hannity asked, “when Democrats continue to dehumanize Republicans and paint them as monsters day in and day out, year in and year out, while the climate around the country, it becomes more than toxic and the tragic results, of course, follow”?