KY Sen. Rand Paul Reveals Something Media Tried to Hide About Shooter of Rep. Scalise

The media continues to do its very best to hide all the relevant facts that the shooter who tried to kill Republican congressmen in Virginia in 2017 because he was a liberal, Bernie Sanders operative and now Rand Paul has exposed yet another fact that the media refused to report.

The Kentucky Senator recently revealed that 66-year-old Illinois Democrat James T. Hodgkinson was screaming that he was trying to kill people in the name of Obamacare when he opened fire on Republicans at a Virginia baseball park in June of 2017.

Paul appeared on Fox & Friends on October 17 and revealed that the attacker was ranting about healthcare when he opened fire.

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“I was there at the ball field when Steven Scalise (R-La.) almost died from a very, very angry violent man who was incited really by Rhetoric on the left,” Paul said.

“And this hasn’t been reported enough,” the Senator continued, “when he came on the field with a semi-automatic weapon firing probably close to 200 shots at us, shooting five people and almost killing Steve Scalise, he was yelling ‘this is for healthcare.'”

“He also had a list of conservative legislators, republicans, in his pocket that he was willing to kill,” Pau said.

“So what happens is that when Democrats say ‘get up in their face,’ they need to realize that there are a lot of unstable people out there. There are people with anger issues, there are people who are prone to violence,” he said.

“They might even live next door to you,” he added, talking of the attack he suffered from a neighbor that left him with 6 broken ribs.

“But what we shouldn’t do is incite people to violence,” Paul said.

Paul said that he feels that the left’s rhetoric will kill someone sooner rather than later.

So, why has the media refused to report this? And why do so few people know that the shooter was a Bernie Sanders operative?

In fact, if James T. Hodgkinson had been a worker for a Republican, you can bet his name would still be on the lips of every left-wing political operative on every cable channel as the prime example of how dangerous conservatives are. Yet today, this man and his crimes are completely forgotten by the media.

The Senator’s wife also recently slammed the left for its dangerous behavior:

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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.

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