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‘MAGA extremists’ vilified Nancy for years

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that the attack on Paul Pelosi was partly because “MAGA extremists” vilified Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for years.

Klobuchar said, “It was a vicious attack aimed at the President, which ended up hammering the President’s husband, and our prayers are with her and her husband, their children, their grandchildren. A vicious attack she’s been vicious in for years, and big surprise, it’s gone viral, and it’s gone violent. And I think it’s very important to note, as you mentioned, that Homeland Security warns that this has been going on for years. The attacks on her and this group of MAGA extremists who, by the way, are fielding presidential candidates that Donald Trump supports, did not end when Donald Trump left office. They extended to our politics.

She added: “A lot of people have been silent during this time, not Liz Cheney, not Adam Kinzinger, within their own party. I think it’s really important for people to realize that it’s not just this moment of this horrific attack, but that we’ve seen the violence perpetrated throughout our political system. People show up at polling stations, intimidating election officials. 1 in 6 local election officials have received threats of violence, doubling the number of threats against judges in the past four-year period alone. And then you have, as you noted, elected officials in Congress, ten times more threats over a five-year period. This needs to stop, and there are several things we can do from a safety perspective, which I’m happy to share with you, but it’s also about making sure we don’t add more deniers elections in our political system.

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