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2016 Election Crime

Guess Who CNN is Blaming for NC GOP Office Firebombing? [VIDEO]

Written by Philip Hodges

Over the weekend, sometime in the early hours of Sunday morning, someone threw a molotov-like cocktail into the office of the North Carolina GOP office in Orange County. No one was killed or injured in what some are calling an act of “political terrorism.”

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Sunday, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory condemned the attack: “The firebombing of a local political headquarters in Orange County is clearly an attack on our democracy,” he said in a statement, according to the Charlotte Observer. “Violence has no place in our society – but especially in our elections. … I will use every resource as governor to assist local authorities in this investigation.”

“Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” was spray-painted on a nearby building. Incidentally, Orange County Democrats outnumber Republicans 5 to 1.

Donald Trump was of course quick to blame “animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina.”

 Hillary Clinton was also quick to jump in to condemn the attack:

Predictably, CNN took the position that the GOP brought the attack on themselves, because of Trump’s “overheated rhetoric.” Brian Stelter weighed in:

“So the Arizona Republic getting so many death threats over an endorsement is an example of how over heated the rhetoric is,” Stelter said, referring to a conservative Arizona newspaper endorsing Hillary Clinton and the ensuing death threats.

Another example out of North Carolina today, the firebombing of a local GOP office. We have no idea who has done this. We don’t know if it’s a Republican, a Democrat, a movement. No idea. Could be some core of extremists, some sort of radical. Hopefully we’ll get more information soon. But that kind of action is unacceptable. And we need to have the temperature come down on all sides right now. Unfortunately, Donald Trump is the lead in terms of raising the temperature at this moment in time.”

In the instance of the death threats against the conservative newspaper – which has never endorsed a Democrat until this election season – he blames those hurling death threats. In the instance of someone firebombing a GOP office, he blames Trump’s overheated rhetoric.

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