REPORT:  Left-Wing Twitter Celebrates Shooting

REPORT: Left-Wing Twitter Celebrates Shooting

No sooner did news break that a gunman shot Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) were left-wing Twitter users celebrating the attack — in which two Capitol Police were also shot, as well as a congressional staffer, and possibly more, Grabien reports.

Activist and media personality, Tariq Nasheed, appeared to indicate support for the shooting on Twitter:

 

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Author Malcom Harris, “joked”(?) that the shooter may have simply been acting in self-defense:

Sonia Gupta, a former prosecutor from Scalise’s home state of Louisiana, offered up this:

Twitter user “Leon Trotsky” wrote that Scalise’s shooting was “karma” for his “tea bag” beliefs:

Twitter user “Charles Oakley” wrote that “the KKK fucker deserved it”:

Technology writer WaltIsFrozen said the attack will have a “silver lining” if the shooter was indeed targeting Republicans specifically:

 

“RestlessNews” created a meme that suggested the attack is the definition of “karma”:

 

Other left-wing Twitter users said they hoped this shooting would encourage Scalise to rethink his support for gun rights — as he’s a “whore” for the NRA:

Others tried to use the atrocity as an excuse to make jokes about health-care reform: 

Others suggested the Scalise shooting was justified owing to the congressman’s beliefs:  

UPDATE: The shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, appears to be a Bernie Sanders fan. His Facebook page reads, “Democratic Socialism in Three Words: ‘We the People.'”

One of his most recent posts says, “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.” [sic]

“I want Bernie to Win the White House.” he wrote Aug. 12th, 2016. “Bernie is a Progressive, while Hillary is Republican Lite. … Bernie is the Only Candidate in Decades that Really Cares about the Working Class.” [sic]

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