After the Wednesday shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice, a New Jersey Democratic strategist criticized Republicans on Twitter, using the hashtags #HuntRepublicanCongressmen and #HuntRepublicans.
“It is insensitive, and I don’t care. You want me to be politically correct? I don’t have time for that anymore,” James Devine replied to a WKXW-FM interview. “I’m not apologizing if it offended snowflake Republicans.”
Devine stated that he did not show sympathy House Majority Whip Steve Scalise because he does not support gun control and he accepted a significant amount of gun lobbying donations.
“If you want to behave in an uncivilized and violent manner, which I do not condone, but if you want to operate under those circumstances,” Devine argued “then you have to be prepared to accept those consequences.”
Devine believes that President Donald Trump is responsible for inciting the violent political climate.
“He offered to pay the legal fees of people who assaulted his political critics,” he stated. “Yes, I do think that Donald Trump encouraged people to take matters into their own hands and to use violence.”
“For too long, these snowflakes in the Republican party that are wringing their hands on Fox News at night, well they have to realize something: this is 15 years in the making,” Devine added.
Devine further added that the Republican party is responsible for creating class struggle.
“If you want to invite a class war,” he contended, “then you have to expect people to fight back at some point.”
Devine commented on the shooting at the GOP congressional baseball practice, “I think it’s horrible, but I think it was extremely predictable, and I think it was entirely preventable.”
In 2012, Devine worked as a political consultant for lawyer Bill Delgado when he ran for Perth Amboy mayor. Since then, he has worked for several New Jersey media outlets.
First reported by TheBlaze.