In a violent display of bigotry that left one counter-protester dead and many more injured, white nationalists descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend to protest the city’s plan to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.
Colorado state Sen. Ray Scott, a Republican from Grand Junction, is well known for his “drill, baby, drill” approach to energy policy and disdain for renewables.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that conservatives in the Colorado State Senate appear to cheer the violence against a reporter by a Republican Congressional candidate in Montana. They used to be much more careful about appearing to endorse political violence. What has changed that they would now do something so careless? Perhaps it’s the election of a president who seems to encourage violence and who constantly attacks the free press and reporters.
You might remember State Senator Ray Scott (R-Grand Junction) from the many dumb things he says and false claims he makes. I don’t use the word “dumb” recklessly here. Normally I prefer “ignorant” because people might not know better, but in this case I think it fits.