Regarding Alexandra Petri’s article in the Nov. 28 Sunday Herald “How to know why fellow Republicans are mad at you,” she mentioned a couple of examples of violence in Congress, but she makes it look like it is always Republicans creating or starting the violence, as on Jan. 6. I would like to point out that in her two examples the Republicans are actually the victims. Example No. 1: in 1856, Rep. Preston Brooks, a Democrat beat an abolitionist Sen. Charles Sumner (a Republican) with a cane. No. 2: in 1866, Rep. Lovell Rousseau (an Unconditional Unionist) assaulted Rep. Josiah Grinnell (a Republican). Petri also missed mentioning that on June 14, 2017, James Hodgkinson (a supporter of Bernie Sanders) shot and wounded a congressional Republican, an officer, an aide and a lobhyist during practice for a charity baseball game.
Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., tweeted an anime video; it was not a physical assault. You could substitute Democrats for everything else in that article and it would be just as (in)valid. It all depends on whether the author is a liberal, attacking conservatives, per the article, or the other way around. As for Biden he should just not be re-elected. There is so much more in the infrastructure bill then infrastructure. These people should read the bills before they vote on them.