Excerpt From: Liberty Headlines. Written By: Paul Chesser.
Leftist agitators are escalating their protests into intimidation and violence on campuses in public venues across the country — against elected officials, public figures, and fellow students — and now some lawmakers are saying, “Enough!”
The scale of the liberal resistance ranges from the national to the local. Politico reported yesterday that Republican members of Congress fear violence as they plan to repeal Obamacare. On Inauguration Day former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, while visiting Washington, was forced down an alley and boxed in against locked doors after an intimidating mob stalked him yelling pejoratives, expletives, and threats.
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Meanwhile The Daily Caller explained how a loosely connected “resistance” to President Trump has vowed to become “ungovernable,” with groups such as DisruptJ20, Black Lives Matter, Refuse Fascism and Occupy Oakland stirring up riots and revolution. And last week Breitbart.com editor Milo Yiannopoulos was prevented from speaking at the University of California at Berkeley due to mob violence.
Even employees of the Environmental Protection Agency joined protests on Monday in Chicago.
So while supporting the demonstrators’ rights to free speech, a number of lawmakers around the country have found their behavior to be an infringement on the rights and safety of others, and they intend to sponsor legislation and institute strategies to do something about it.
After a recent town hall meeting in which Republican Rep. Tom McClintock had to be protected by law enforcement officers after attendees grew angry, some Congress members are taking precautions to protect themselves. According to Politico, among the measures they plan to implement are backdoor exits, police presences, replacing glass door entrances with heavy doors, and intercom systems to vet visitors.