In your article about Sen. Kaine’s visit to Harrisonburg, (“Kaine: Synagogue Shooting ‘Shameful,’” Oct. 29), he decries Trump’s rhetoric as responsible for violence.
I don’t hear Kaine or good Democrats rebuke comments like Hillary Clinton’s “You can’t be civil with those people...,” Eric Holder’s “When they go low… we kick ’em,” or Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic defamation.
When you call Kaine’s office to ask why he won’t denounce harassment of Republicans, or whether Kaine believes a person is now considered guilty until proven innocent, his staffer may hang up on you, as she did me … twice!
Read our senators’ joint statement about violence. It denounces choice groups, but doesn’t include leftists like authority hating Anti- Fa. Selective outrage!
I’ve heard the media state a version of this theme; “Trump hates (fill in the blank)”, but they fail to hear their own hateful rhetoric. Maybe the rise of violence is the result of a loathing press and universal lack of respect.
Maj. Steven D. Owen
(U.S. Army, Retired)