U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., abruptly halted a Twitter debate with newcomer Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York early Sunday morning after at least three commenters made references to the June 2017 shooting in which Scalise and three other people were shot by a left-wing activist.
“snipe his a--,” one Twitter user wrote, in support of Ocasio-Cortez. (The user later denied that the post was a call for political violence, writing, "not seeing any violence there sorry" and telling Fox News it referred only to a verbal "sniping.")
“she’s got better aim than James Hodgkinson, that’s for sure,” another wrote, comparing Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter responses to the marksmanship of the suspect in the Virginia shooting, a Bernie Sanders supporter who later died in a shootout with police.
GOP’s Steve Scalise shuts down Twitter debate on taxes with Ocasio-Cortez after ‘radical followers’ allude to Virginia shooting
Perhaps some of our lefties here would like to condemn these remarks. Oh, excuse me, being a leftie means not ever saying you're sorry.
When asked by co-host Brian Kilmeade if he had received a phone call from AOC, Scalise flatly said that he had not. When pressed, Scalise added that he wished that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez would “stand up to this kind of discussion.”
But then why should she? She likely agrees with the sentiment.