Bernie Sanders found himself at the center of the Steve Scalise shooting this week after it was revealed that the shooter was an avid and active Sanders supporter. Now, something the senator has said is getting him in hot water.
Sanders was initially praised for his condemnation of the violence — which is a pretty low bar, but good to see nonetheless in these times of partisan extremism.
But the bipartisan praise of Sanders may have come too soon. While he may have condemned the action itself, he doesn’t seem to be changing his extreme rhetoric against Republicans. His latest comments, which came right after the shooting, are actually pretty explicit. He wants his supporters to go after Republicans “in every way.”
Watch video of Sanders making the suggestion on the next page: