On his radio show yesterday, Religious Right activist and radio host Bishop E.W Jackson criticized bipartisan calls for unity and a toning down of language in response to the shooting of Republican Rep. Steve Scalise and others earlier this week, saying that it is only the left that has engaged in vitriolic attacks on their political opponents.
Jackson dismissed the idea that those on both sides of the political aisle have used heated language, insisting that “this hatred, this vitriol, this violence is coming from the left, primarily.” Jackson absurdly claimed that conservatives and Republicans are quick to denounce anyone on their side who says anything that inappropriate, but “you don’t see the Democrats doing that.”
“You don’t see them doing it,” he insisted. “I’m sorry, it’s just the way it is. You don’t.”
Jackson said that Democratic lawmakers who denounced the shooting deserve “scant credit” and that “most people on the left are so Godless” that they want to see Christians killed.
“There are lots of them that would like to see Christians, conservatives, people with whom they disagree dead,” he said. “That’s a hard thing to say and it’s sad thing to have to say, but I believe that.”