The Scalise shooting has horrified most Americans. The thought that someone can be attacked because of their political views is appalling.
Meanwhile, other Republicans are reporting threats they have received. A Republican Congresswoman received a threatening email after the Scalise shooting.
From The Hill:
The office of Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) received a threatening email with the subject line “One down, 216 to go…,” shortly after a shooter opened fire on GOP lawmakers who were at a congressional baseball practice, according to her office.
The person who sent the email then wrote in the body of the email, “Did you NOT expect this?”
“Did you NOT expect this? When you take away ordinary peoples very lives in order to pay off the wealthiest among us, your own lives are forfeit. Certainly, your souls and morality were lost long before. Good riddance,” the email said.
What’s more disturbing is that Congresswoman Tenney’s office says they receive emails like this all the time.
Tenney spokeswoman Hannah Andrews said their office regularly receives emails like this, but the timing of this message was “particularly disheartening following this morning’s tragic events.”
“This morning, our office received a disturbing message referencing the tragic shooting that wounded House Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, U.S. Capitol Police officers and a Congressional staff member,” Andrews said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “Although our office receives threats like these regularly, today’s message was particularly disheartening following this morning’s tragic events.”