House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) condemned Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner’s violent rhetoric Friday.
Wagner said in a video on his campaign’s official Facebook page: "Well, Governor Wolf, let me tell you what, between now and Nov. 6, you better put a catcher's mask on your face, because I'm going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes.”
Scalise, who was shot in the hip by a gunman targeting GOP lawmakers last summer, called Wagner’s rhetoric “unacceptable.”
These comments are totally unacceptable. As I’ve said many times before, there is absolutely no place in our politics for this kind of rhetoric. https://t.co/7GgDITKGM9— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) October 12, 2018
Rep. Scalise has taken to condemning violent political rhetoric on both sides of the aisle lately.
In America, we celebrate the fact that we can disagree with each other—but we resolve those differences at the ballot box, not through intimidation and mob rule. There's no place for violence in our political discourse, and Democratic leaders need to step up and condemn it. pic.twitter.com/cNjR4rshiE— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) October 12, 2018
Earlier this week he condemned former Attorney General Eric Holder’s remarks that Democrats should “kick” Republicans and Hillary Clinton’s call for Democrats to abandon civility until the midterm elections are over.
Seriously, Hillary? https://t.co/EPJVwX692T— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) October 9, 2018
As a survivor of a politically motivated attack, it is tragic to think this is an acceptable state of political discourse in our country. I refuse to stand for it. Democratic leaders need to condemn, rather than promote these dangerous calls to action. https://t.co/r8GZgf9vnM— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) October 12, 2018