With all the crocodile tears some conservative lawmakers have been crying about “divisive rhetoric” in the wake of the tragic shooting of a Congressman and others at a baseball practice, you might get the impression they are paragons of rhetorical virtue. As someone who trudges through the FeverSwamps™ daily, I can tell you that is not true.

Here’s an example: Shawn Mitchell, a former Colorado State Representative who served four terms representing Colorado’s District 23, calling for the murder of journalists and whistle-blowers.

You’ll notice that these remarks were “liked” by 2016 U.S. Senate candidate Jerry Natividad.

Keep this in mind the next time you see someone lamenting “divisive rhetoric” from “the left.”