This is just stupid:
At least 10 House Democrats are receiving access to increased security after receiving threats linked to their votes on the health care overhaul bill signed into law on Tuesday.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said at a Capitol Hill press conference that he is concerned by a rash of at least four incidents of vandalism targeting lawmakers who voted to approve the legislation, which did not receive any Republican votes.
And one target in particular is Bart Stupak, whose office has received threatening messages:
Fox News also reports on it’s Twitter Feed that Stupak has received threatening faxes, including this one:
As with the gas line incident, there really is no excuse for any of this, and what Jonathan Bernstein says goes double for me:
Hey, Tea Party types, and conservatives in general: the same goes for you. No, you’re not all the kind of people who would throw slurs at John Lewis…so stop allowing signs and posters at your events that make you look like a group that would be fine with that. Stop using language that stops oh so carefully short of inciting people to violence. Run a tighter ship.
Yep, and soon, before someone really gets hurt.