October 4, 2022

Senator Sounds Alarm Over Escalating Political Violence

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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said she “wouldn’t be surprised if a senator or House member were killed” amid the rising threats of political violence.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if a senator or House member were killed,” Collins told the New York Times in an interview. “What started with abusive phone calls is now translating into active threats of violence and real violence.”

A window of Collins’ home in Bangor, Maine, was recently smashed by an unknown visitor, the Times reported. But members of both parties have experienced a surge of threats and confrontation as of late.

“There’s been a sea change in that we now see this constant escalation and erosion of any boundaries of what is acceptable behavior, and it has crossed over into actual violence,” said Collins, a fifth-term Republican senator.

Collins has experienced verbal and written threats over the years. After announcing she would support Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation in 2018, she received a message that included a video of a beheading.

“We will c-t off your l-mbs and sl-ce off yo-r faces. We will t-ar out your tongues and dism-mber your org-as and sl-t your thro-ts while you watch,” the letter read.

According to the Times, members of Congress have spent a combined total upwards of $6 million on security since the beginning of 2021. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) has spent the most on his personal protection, $900,000. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) clocked in as the second-highest spender, with nearly $600,000.

Source: The New York Times

12 comments on Senator Sounds Alarm Over Escalating Political Violence

  1. Joseph says:

    Huh. I didn’t hear Collin’s voice when violence against certain Supreme Court justices was threatened.

  2. John J says:

    Obviously a scare tactic, it should not be publicized, just ignored

  3. john says:

    Well, suzie, you can thank all your demorat friends, and I do mean friends considering your RINO history, for the violence that has been erupting since 2020. When the police aren’t allowed to do their jobs or when they do their jobs and criminals they just arrested are back on the street committing more crimes, their morale goes right down the toilet. Add onto to that the district attorneys around the country that george soros bankrolled and how they don’t even prosecute criminals and you’ve got a recipe for violence. So, as I said, thank all your demorat friends for supporting these corrupted practices.

  4. bill says:

    Like most liberals, she did not get concerned until it happened to her (if that really occurred?). Like most of this congress, can’t trust a thing they say.

  5. Helen Sanders says:

    This doesn’t surprise me at all. With the actions and threats from Biden, Harris and the Democrat Party it was bound to turn out this way. I just hope and pray that no one gets killed. If anyone gets hurt, it is going to fall right into the lap of the Democrats and Biden. They want violence and they are getting it now.

    1. Gary says:

      Hey. Idiot. Who told the people to storm the house and HANG mike pence

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  7. too old to con says:

    people!!!!! WE MUST NOT FALL FOR THE GOADINGS. the Democratic Party is goading law abiding Americans. this is to further their agenda. bribem wants a civil war. that way he can declare martial law, suspend all elections, and keep us locked down. DONT GIVE IN TO IT. just a few more weeks until elections. show your animosity towards the democratic lunatics at the voting box. that is how we fight this mess. DO NOT GIVE IN TO ANGER., this is what they are so desperately pushing at this time. KEEP CALM. show your rage when you vote republican. we can end this downward spiral the correct way. we are sooooo much better than they.

  8. Tom says:

    I have not heard Collin’s voice on violence against Catholic Churches. Seems like she only gets concerned when the violence is against her.

  9. Rattlerjake says:

    It’s time for the government to fear the people instead of the people fearing the government. There should be a law that none of these elected officials should have any security unless they pay for it out of their pockets, and that doesn’t men they get paid more.

  10. Jim says:

    Meanwhile regular Americans are being threatened by the biden regime with the fbi reich commandos and 80,000 irs thugs. Something has to break

  11. Old Fur Trapper says:

    Let the RINOS and Leftists reap what they have sown in the condoning and supporting of violence against the Right now come back upon them in SPADES! Their party has BEEN THE PARTY OF VIOLENCE SINCE BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR! It’s time the tables were turned because that’s the only way they learn!

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