Unintended Consequences?

Via Gateway Pundit, we have a story which is absolutely no surprise…

“After blaming the tea party for the mass slaughter on Saturday one tea party leader is receiving death threats. The sheriff’s office told Tucson tea party leader Trent Humphries to stay home.

The Tuscon Tea Party leader started receiving death threats since the shootings at the Safeway on Saturday.”

Talking Points Memo reported, via Free Republic:

Trent Humphries, the leader of the largest tea party group in this mourning southern Arizona city, has nothing but praise for the way President Obama has led the nation through the aftermath of Saturday’s mass shooting at a constituent event for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). But Humphries won’t be there tonight when Obama speaks at a memorial rally intended to unify Tucson after six people were killed in the tragedy.

Humphries says he’s been getting threats at his home from people who seem to hold him and his organization partially responsible for the shootings Saturday.

Humphries told TPM he’s called the Sheriff’s department more than once in the past few days to make them aware of threatening phone calls.

“We got a not-so-veiled threat,” Humprhies told me. “The Sheriff’s deputies told me to stay away from public places.”

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Yeah, who could have ever figured this would happen?

Pima County sheriff Clarence Dupnik, who has spent the better part of a week fanning this controversy, ought to provide 24-hour security for Humphries and his family. If anything happens to him, it is on Dupnik’s head after his virtually nonstop media offensive to pin the actions of Jared Lee Loughner, whose friends say didn’t listen to political radio and was not influenced by conservative media, on the Tea Party.

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