Kirsters Baish| Republican Representative from Iowa, Steve King, posted on Twitter this past Sunday evening. He warned that the United States of America could be heading right toward another civil war if we aren’t careful. He compared the behavior of the anti-Trump movement to the build-up to the original Civil War.
The Gateway Pundit writes, “King, an eight-term Congressman from Iowa, keyed off a PJ Media article about leftist protesters shutting down a Portland, Oregon ICE office and taking down the U.S. flag, replacing with an ‘Refugees Welcome’ flag.”
“America is heading in the direction of another Harpers Ferry. After that comes Ft. Sumter,” the tweet read.
America is heading in the direction of another Harpers Ferry. After that comes Ft. Sumter. https://t.co/5PmwlwcdSQ
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) June 24, 2018
King’s Harper’s Ferry reference was drawing on our country’s history. Back in 1859, a raid was led by an abolitionist named John Brown. The raid was held on the grounds of a federal armory located at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, which is now known as West Virginia. The raid was unsuccessful at beginning a slave rebellion. In 1861, not long after Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated, the first shots of the Civil War broke out in Fort Sumter, South Carolina.
The Gateway Pundit explains:
King’s warning comes as Democrats and liberal activists are breaking down the norms of civil political society to stalk and harass Trump administration officials, Republicans and Department of Homeland Security employees in public and at their homes. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) commanded such harassment to spread in an interview on MSNBC.
Take a look at images from the Portland protest that were posted on Twitter:
— PDX Mike Bivins (@itsmikebivins) June 21, 2018
ICYMI: A person scaled the ICE building in Portland and removed the US flag. pic.twitter.com/n7sjlq1VWo
— PDX Mike Bivins (@itsmikebivins) June 22, 2018
— Citoyen Treadmill (@HedonicRunner) June 22, 2018
Recall back to last year when a Bernie Sanders supporter began to open fire at Republican Congressman while they were at baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Republican Representative Steve Scalise was injured and taken to the hospital.
Then there were all of the Trump supporters who were attacked outside of Trump rallies during the 2016 presidential race. One man actually tried to assassinate President Trump after attempting to grab a firearm from a law police officer while attending a rally. Then there was another protester who tried to make his way on stage during Trump’s speech. What his intentions were, we will never know.
Representative King isn’t totally off with his prediction. With the way the left has been acting since Trump won the election, we can only expect that things are only going to heat up from here.