Likewise, conservative figures across the country have faced harassment from far-left protesters. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell and his wife Elaine Chao were harassed while dining out earlier this month. Members of the Trump administration also experienced confrontations and public heckling. The rise of such protests sparked conversations about which behaviors are appropriate, even in light of differing political leanings.
Over the past week, various Democrat leaders received mail bombs. However, members of Secret Service managed to intercept the aforementioned bombs, prior to any subsequent damage. Since the news of the mail bombs, President Trump and Vice President Pence have condemned the behaviors. A suspect who allegedly sent the bombs is currently in police custody.
Political figures on both sides of the aisle are facing critiques regarding their rhetoric. Many of the president’s critics believe that he has incited violence by going after the media and his detractors. However, right-leaning Americans have faulted Democrats such as Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton. Holder openly called for Democrats to “kick” Republicans who go low. Clinton stated that Democrats can return to civility in the event of a blue wave midterm victory.