The Ugly Truth about Political Violence in America

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Jon Miltimore

“[Jennifer] Rubin is not wrong that there is a troubling rise of political violence in America. … Nor is Rubin wrong that Trump often refused to unequivocally condemn the use of violence as a legitimate political tool. … If you watch Ms. Rubin on CNBC, you’d have no indication of the reality that the rise of violence and violent rhetoric is bipartisan. The former right wing blogger, like a prosecutor at trial, argues passionately that violence is a problem spawned by Trump, Greene, and Gosar. Like many partisans, Rubin simply chooses to ignore the summer of violence in 2020, which featured left wing groups such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter. Moreover, she ignores the fact that in many cases, those groups were egged on by politicians, media, and intellectuals.” (11/17/21)