A Democratic strategist criticized for tweeting “#HuntRepublicans” after a shooting that seriously wounded a top GOP leader doubled down Wednesday on his violent call.
New Jersey political operative James Devine tweeted Wednesday that Republican Karen Handel’s victory in Georgia’s special congressional election is evidence that Democrats should adopt more aggressive tactics. He tweeted: “it is time for hunting.”
“We are in a war with selfish, foolish & narcissistic rich people. Why is it a shock when things turn violent? #HuntRepublicanCongressmen,” he tweeted earlier.
In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Devine accused Republicans of using violent rhetoric for decades and said Democrats should “fight fire with fire.”
“A guy just went and tried to assassinate Republican members of Congress,” Carlson responded. “You’re an unbalanced person.”
Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot last week while practicing for a charity baseball game.