One day after a left-wing gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers in Virginia, the wife of a GOP congressman is venting her frustrations with the “left” and Democrats.
Rachel Campos-Duffy, the wife of Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), told Independent Journal Review on Thursday that Democrats have been “turning up the temperature” in regards to toxic political discourse in America — and they refuse to admit it.
Campos-Duffy said she knew her husband wasn’t practicing with other Republicans on Wednesday when gunshots rang out, so she wasn’t concerned about his immediate safety. But Campos-Duffy said she’s worried about her husband’s safety in the future if something doesn’t change.
When asked directly if she felt the intense rhetoric coming from Democrats and liberals influenced the Virginia shooting, Campos-Duffy replied, “Yes, absolutely.”
“We have been seeing the temperature rise since November 8,” she told IJR. “They have been trying their hardest to delegitimize the president. We’ve been seeing it.”
Campos-Duffy also claimed she has witnessed a disturbing increase in volatility and even “violence” on the “left” that you don’t see from the right.
“When is the last time that security was needed on campus because a liberal speaker was going to speak? When is the last time that the Tea Party has mass protesters looting and breaking windows? It just doesn’t happen,” she said. “The double standard is just glaring.”