Liberalism has a domestic terrorism problem, as still more liberal activists are arrested for plots to assassinate Republican lawmakers.
This time the target was Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake.
Tucson News Now reports:
Deputy Cody Gress, spokesman for the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, said Mark Prichard and Patrick Diehl were arrested on charges of third-degree criminal trespass Thursday morning, July 6.
Gress said the 59-year-old Prichard is also facing a misdemeanor charge of threats and intimidation.
“Staffers working at the office indicated one of the protesters made comments referencing the shooting of Rep. Scalise, which prompted them to call the Sheriff’s Department as well as lock the office doors,” the PCSD said in a news release…
…Jason Samuels, Communications Director for Sen. Flake, said Prichard threatened a staff member and said the following:
“You know how liberals are going to solve the Republican problem? They are going to get better aim. That last guy tried, but he needed better aim. We will get better aim.”
Also on Thursday, police arrested five people outside of Flake’s Phoenix office as protests continued for the second day.
This is just the latest in a growing string of liberal activists arrested for vowing to assassinate, or actually assaulting and shooting, Republican lawmakers. Since just May, at least 30 Republican members of Congress have the target of an assassination attempt, violent asssault, or explicit death threat.
Among those incidents:
On June 14, a Democrat Party activist opened fire on 16 Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was gravely wounded in the mass assassination attempt.
In May a liberal activist was arrested for plotting to assassinate Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally, also of Arizona.
Also in May, North Dakota Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer was grabbed by the neck at a town hall event, and Tennessee Republican Congressman David Kuster was forced off the road by a deranged liberal activist, who then tried to enter his car to assault him.
Before that, Virginia Republican Congressman Tom Garrett was forced to hire armed security for a town hall meeting after liberal activists described in detail how they planned to assassinate his wife and children.