Rep. Mark Sanford recently gave his opinion on the Virginia shooting during an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” In the interview, Sanford gave his thoughts on the recent shooting at a congressional baseball practice which left several people, including Rep. Steve Scalise, wounded.
Sanford went on to say the following:
“Indeed, we’re at an inflection point. There are forces at play I’ve never seen before in roughly the 20 years I’ve been involved in politics. Joe and I came in together way back when. And it is indeed different. I think we have to watch out as a society because if we don’t watch out, civility is indeed a part of civilized government and an open political system. And if you let these forces play out, I think we end up at a very, very bad spot. I think what happened yesterday was symptomatic of it.”
The representative then went on to blame President Trump for partially causing these issues:
“[I] would argue that the president is at least in partially — not in any way totally — but partially to blame for demons that have been unleashed, whether it is what I saw at a senior center back home and people saying, ‘f-you, f-you and f-you’ to each other at a senior center, a retirement center and see each other play croquet the next day, or with what happened — not with what happened yesterday, but the fact that you know, you’ve got the top guy saying, ‘Well, I wish I could hit you in the face. And if not, why don’t you and I’ll pay your legal fees.’ That’s bizarre — we ought to call it as such.”
You can watch his comments in context below, his statement when he blames Trump begins at 3:50 mark:
Ironically, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd recently spoke on his talk show saying we’re “all to blame” for the events that are taking place SO what do you think? Do you think this mainly Trump’s fault, or do you think it’s the country as a whole? Let us know in the comments below!