Ted Cruz Issues Warning To Both Sides of The Political Aisle

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Following the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Senator Ted Cruz issued a very wise warning to all Americans, regardless of political affiliation or ideology. “For anyone in the body politic who is inflaming personal hatred, this week’s shooting ought to be a strong word of caution that we are all brothers and sisters, we are all Americans,” he declared solemnly. Cruz also stated that the shooting should serve as a “wake up call” to people on both sides of the political aisle. The Texas Senator is correct. As Americans, we are entitled to our own beliefs, but when people are shot and hospitalized over politics and differences of opinions,  it signifies an underlying issue.

James Hodgkinson, who wounded Scalise and was ultimately killed by police officers, was discovered to have a litany of hateful Facebook posts which targeted President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and other Republicans. Additionally, reports by Fox News have shown that Hodgkinson stashed a list of conservative Freedom Caucus members in his van. Was Hodgkinson planning to shoot every single person on his list? Most likely, but we will never know. Senator Cruz made very valid points and Americans of all political ideologies and affiliations should heed his warning.