GOP Congressman Threatened After Scalise Attack: 'Wish You Were on Second Base'
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said he received radical threats after Rep. Steve Scalise was shot by a Bernie Sanders supporter at a congressional baseball practice last week.
Nebraska Democratic party official Phil Montag was ousted from his position after a tape leaked of him saying he was glad Scalise got shot and wished he was dead.
Kinzinger said Montag is a "despicable human being." He added that Scalise is a "good human being, a good father."
Scalise was transferred from intensive care Friday. He is in fair condition, according to his doctors.
Kinzinger shared some of the threatening messages he received after the attack including, "Rep. Kinzinger, I wish you were on second base," and "Abraham Lincoln deserved to die, and so do other Republicans."
"We have to bring that darkness to light. It's a Biblical principle," the former U.S. Air Force service member said.
Kinzinger said that if anyone, even his best friend or father had spoken the same way about Democrats he would condemn them on television "condemning it loudly."