Jaimes: There is simply no space for incivility in politics

TNS Policemen work at the site of the shooting where Steve Scalise was shot at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 14, 2017. (Yin Bogu/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

A series of short ads released from the GOP reveal the scary truth about civility in America. Each video, accompanied by dramatic background music, features snippets of speeches and violent acts by leftists in America. The ads expose the danger incivility is creating in politics.

These acts of violence are included in the trend of vandalizing political offices around the country. From fire-bombing offices to throwing bricks into windows — both sides of the aisle have experienced the effects of incivility that is praised by officials who never see the consequences of the actions they call for.

Incivility is not solely dominated by leftists. A campaign rally in Montana last week featured President Donald Trump praising Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte for body slamming a journalist in May 2017. Many have criticized Trump for his tolerance of violence when attacks occur on the other side of the aisle.

As Maxine Waters calls for push back against members of the Trump Cabinet, she forgets the violent attacks that Republicans such as Rand Paul and Steve Scalise have suffered in the past. Paul, who was beaten by a neighbor yelling, “This is for health care.” Paul suffered six broken ribs and needed months to recover. Scalise was one of many…

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