Judge Nap: Call For Unity Won't Last Much Longer
Judge Andrew Napolitano said that violent political rhetoric is "self-fulfilling, self-producing and self-rejuvenating."
"I don't think this call for unity will last much longer," the judge said.
Both sides of the political debate will be "back in the pits, at each other's throats, fighting tooth and nail, using language which just sends the wrong signals to young people who regurgitate it on social media," Napolitano commented.
Congressmen on both sides of the aisle have largely stayed away from the blame game and partisanship after a Bernie Sanders supporter opened fire on GOP lawmakers at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. The shooter was gunned down by police, but not before he injured five, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who remains in critical condition.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi quickly shed the unified mindset she encouraged Wednesday when she called Speaker Paul Ryan's call for unity in the wake of the tragedy "beautiful." Pelosi lashed out at right-wingers Thursday for blaming Democrats for inciting violence, calling the accusation "outrageous."
"How dare they say such a thing. How dare they," Pelosi said.
Laura Ingraham agreed with Judge Napolitano, adding that the "kumbayah" attitude demonstrated since the shooting glosses over "just how low we've gone."
"This is a type of carnage that is going to get worse unless both political parties speak out against how it incites the already deranged among us," Ingraham said.
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