After a deranged Democrat living in his van nearly assassinated Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., firing more than 70 rounds at House Republicans practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declared it "outrageous" that anyone would blame Democrats' rhetoric for inspiring the shooter. "How dare they say such a thing!" Pelosi thundered. Never mind that the shooter echoed Democratic vitriol against the president, ranting on Facebook that "Trump is Guilty & Should Go to Prison for Treason" and that "Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co."
Now Democrats are doing exactly what they condemned, blaming President Trump's divisive rhetoric for the recent spate of mail bomb attacks and the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue. The truth is they ceded the moral high ground years ago. Our descent into vitriol began long before Trump -- and Democrats and their allies are as culpable as the president.