Late night clown Stephen Colbert commented on Wednesday’s shooting in Virginia. Five people were wounded by a man with a high-power rifle. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and remains in critical condition in hospital.
The shooter, James Hodgkinson, was a voluteer on the Bernie Sanders campaign last year. Hodgkinson is known among his friends and family as an anti-Trumper.
For the most part, messages of support came in from both sides of the aisle. Members of the Democratic baseball team stopped their practice to gather together in prayer. Bernie Sanders publicly condemned Hodgkins actions.
Unsurprisingly, not everyone felt the need to set aside their political differences. Despite the gravity of the situation, several liberals celebrated the shooting. Some even complained that no one was killed.
And then there was Stephen Colbert:
Colbert condemned the shooting. He concluded by saying, “So, I just want to say thank you to the congressional leadership,” Colbert said, “and to the president for responding to this act of terror in a way that gives us hope, that whatever our differences, we will always be the United States of America.”
Allen B. West reports:
As investigators continued to piece together the details of the horrific shooting at a GOP Congressional baseball practice, Americans were trying to process the grim reality of the day. Although politics in D.C. have become contentious, the use of violence against political opponents crossed a line many hoped they’d never see. The reality of what took place remains a shock to many.
For the most part, messages of support rolled in from both sides of the political spectrum. Members of the Democratic baseball team stopped their practice to gather together in prayer, and Bernie Sanders condemned the actions of the attacker who had volunteered for his presidential campaign.