It’s time for your daily Civility Update! This one comes to us from Minnesota:
In Minnesota, a Republican woman was punched by a man and told to kill herself. A Republican man was sucker-punched at a restaurant, given a concussion.
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) October 17, 2018
More from the Washington Free Beacon:
The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has suspended communications staffer William Davis for one week without pay after making a Facebook post joking that Democrats would “bring [Republicans] to the guillotine” on Nov. 7, the day after the midterm elections. Minnesota Republican Party chairman Jennifer Carnahan said the suspension was not enough, calling for his immediate firing in the aftermath of separate attacks against Republican candidates. She said she has been subjected to numerous death threats during her tenure as the state party leader and that death threats are no laughing matter.
“The overt hatred and violence that has become prevalent from many Democrats towards Republicans in recent times is unlawful, unacceptable, and downright scary,” she said in an email. “Yes, we have free speech and the right to peacefully assemble, but these words and actions by the left have gone too far. … He should have been terminated immediately.”
The suspension came days after Minnesota state representative Sarah Anderson was punched in the arm after spotting a man destroying Republican yard signs. She said the attack left her scared, and her attacker only desisted when she fled to her car and threw it in reverse.
Anderson was not the only GOP candidate attacked. First-time state representative candidate Shane Mekeland suffered a concussion after getting sucker punched while speaking with constituents at a restaurant in Benton County. Mekeland told the Free Beacon he has suffered memory loss—forgetting Rep. Anderson’s name at one point in the interview—and doctors tell him he will have a four-to-six week recovery time ahead of him. He said he was cold cocked while sitting at a high top table at a local eatery and hit his head on the floor.
The mob physically assaults 2 GOP candidates in Minnesota: https://t.co/h8yS5FFS6G
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 17, 2018
Hey now. Don’t use the M-word!
I wonder if @BrookeBCNN would consider this a mob attack
— Glenn Amurgis (@gamurgis) October 17, 2018
No mob here @BrookeBCNN
— The Hawk (@_the__hawk) October 17, 2018