Gun Control? After Mar-a-Lago attack, maybe it's time to talk about Bernie-supporter control
Strike two. Another apparent Bernie Sanders supporter has struck again in an act of violence against a Republican. According to Heavy.com:
Hannah Roemhild, a Connecticut opera singer who posted negative things about President Donald Trump on Facebook, was named by authorities as the woman accused of breaching security checkpoints at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
One post on her Facebook page contained a sign reading “not my president” in reference to Trump. In 2016, she indicated support for Bernie Sanders on social media. She’s a registered Democrat, according to Connecticut records.
Roemhild drove a black SUV through two security checkpoints at Mar-a-Lago, leading to shots being fired by authorities protecting Trump’s Palm Beach property, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department.
That's the story emerging as news comes out that the scary car-assault attack on Mar-a-Lago, President Trump's Florida home, from a driver in an SUV who ran two checkpoints and barreled toward the president's estate, using an automobile as a weapon.
It's scarier still that the Secret Service did not manage to shoot the attacker dead in what had all the earmarks of an attempted assassination. Instead, they saw the assailant get away and even stop in traffic to pick up another person, until street-camera license plate readers enabled lawmen to catch up with the driver's bullet-ridden SUV parked out front at an old motel and arrest her. Shooting sounds harsh, but note that all sorts of violent characters -- Iranian terrorists, Antifa, etc. -- are watching how this violent act went down and are taking notes.
Roemhild's act represented some kind of derangement at work, possibly drug derangement, but also Trump derangement. Her still-open Facebook page is loaded with pictures of pink pussy hats, "not my president" drivel, anti-Trump caricatures, and the pro-Bernie posts.
Which rather sounds like another assassination-minded Bernie supporter out there, James Hodgkinson, the attempted assassin of House GOP leader Steve Scalise in 2017.
Sanders disavowed any association with Hodginson, and most people gave him a pass.
But then at least one other report came out, just two weeks ago, from investigative reporter James O'Keefe, who exposed the words of a Sanders insider who's still on the payroll.
I wrote about him here:
...James O'Keefe released an undercover video of a top-line paid Iowa staffer, Kyle Jurek, praising gulags, re-education camps, burning cities, beaten cops, and killing anyone who resists the "revolution" as the plan all along. Worse still, he said the Bernie campaign was loaded with such people, and Bernie's moderate claims were a mask.
And at least some Bernie supporters were involved in some of these acts I described here in a blog post about Democrat doxxing outrages, 2018:
The near murder of Rep. Steve Scalise shot on a baseball field by a crazed Bernie Sanders supporter with a gun.
The heinous assault on Paul himself by a crazed leftist neighbor, leaving him with injured lungs and at least five broken ribs, along with the astonishingly light sentence this violent brute got.
The open plotting of violence and assassinations against Republicans by leftist communist thugs, in the wake of a long series of antifa vandalisms at universities over conservative speakers.
The restaurant mob chaseout of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, led by a Department of Justice employee acting in consort with her Democratic Socialists of America cohorts.
The restaurant chaseout of White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders by a crazed leftwing restaurant owner who apparently followed her party to the next restaurant to keep protesting.
The restaurant chaseout of Sen. Ted Cruz by a leftist mob over his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The stalking and harassing of Rep. Devin Nunes by an apparently leftist weirdo still unknown.
At the time of the Scalise schooting, the New York Times called the Scalise attack "a test" for Bernie:
WASHINGTON — The most ardent supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders have long been outspoken about their anger toward Republicans — and in some cases toward Democrats. Their idol, the senator from Vermont, has called President Trump a “demagogue” and said recently that he was “perhaps the worst and most dangerous president in the history of our country.”
Now, in Mr. Sanders’s world, his fans have something concrete to grapple with: James T. Hodgkinson, a former volunteer for Mr. Sanders’s presidential campaign, is suspected of opening fire on Republican lawmakers practicing baseball in Alexandria, Va.
That shooting on Wednesday, which wounded four people, may prove to be an unexpected test for a movement born out of Mr. Sanders’s left-wing, populist politics and a moment for liberals to figure out how to balance anger at Mr. Trump with inciting violence.
But it wasn't a test at all, because Bernie did nothing. Most people gave Bernie a pass for Hodgkinson, dismissing him as an anomaly. Sanders also did nothing about the O'Keefe revelations, not even firing the staffer. The only response was to send a staffer to Twitter to dismiss the video as "political gossip." And now this Mar-a-Lago attack shows an increasingly pattern of violence.
There's a lot of talk of gun control out there to prevent mass shootings, but the problem always comes down to an issue of culture. There's some kind of cultural problem going wrong inside the Bernie camp. Bernie Sanders should be speaking out loudly about the propensity of violence coming from his supporters and taking steps to "re-educate" them, same way Starbucks sought to re-educate its employees after an incident around a non-paying customer taking up table space was deemed racist. He's not even admitting a problem. Instead of gun control, maybe it's time to talk about Bernie supporter control.