Fox News host Eric Bolling derided Democratic politicians during his show, “The Fox News Specialists,” on Wednesday when he argued rhetoric surrounding the president's health care law provoked “crazy” attackers, like the one who shot Republicans during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia Wednesday morning.
After citing inflammatory gestures from several leading Democratic politicians and celebrities, Bolling asked how many innocent people had to die before Democrats realized their words mattered:
How many innocent people have to die before we realize that words do matter? Crazy people act on the crazy things they hear from politicians and celebrities. Think before you utter those blind, hateful words next time, liberals. Because there are crazy people out there taking your metaphors literally.
Bolling claimed the attack in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday was politically motivated, noting that the gunman was a Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) supporter. “This was a targeted attack on Republicans, no doubt,” the Fox News host said.
Democrats, according to Bolling, recently ramped up their rhetoric to a level not previously seen in political debates. “There's been a 'sea change' recently, in the words liberal politicians and celebrities are willing to use. Democrat politicians have been playing fast and loose with the way they disagree with the right,” he said.