Some Dems in Congress are worried their colleagues might kill them

Some Dems in Congress are worried their colleagues might kill them
Hall of Columns, U.S. Capitol: There are some dark and sinister places in the Capitol where a prospective killer might be hiding out. (Image: Wikipedia)

[Ed. – Maybe they should resign, putting distance between them and their imagined assassins.]

After last week’s deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, members of Congress are expressing something once unthinkable: that some of their own colleagues may be endangering their lives. Not in a rhetorical sense, but in a direct and immediate way.

“It’s the most poisonous I’ve ever seen,” Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., said in an interview. “There’s the overall sense that maybe if some of them have guns — and likely the ones who are more into conspiracy theories and QAnon with the pedophilic satanic rings — are we safe from them?”

Since the deadly riot Jan. 6, lawmakers have suggested — not, so far, backed up by evidence — that far-right colleagues may have helped plan or guide the attack. There are particular concerns about some newly elected members who have espoused extremist views. …

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