Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), called a “Homo Communist” on Saturday by protesters opposed to President Barack Obama’s health plan, says his GOP colleagues need to do more to “differentiate themselves” from the hateful speech spewed in the healthcare debate’s final hours.
Today, we learn that the FBI charged an Obama donor “with threatening to kill United States Congressman Eric Cantor and his family“. Cantor is the House Republican Whip.
If, in the next 48 hours, given the demands Mr. Frank made the weekend of the health care vote about Republicans, if he does not (to borrow his expression) “differentiate” himself from those making such threats or committing such acts, we will assume this unhappy Massachusetts Democrat countenances them — and hold him to account.
Of course, should he choose to apologize for his past statement instead and say that he was wrong to say Republicans needed to “differentiate themselves” from the alleged actions of a few isolated protesters, then we will not hold him to account for the actual behavior of these angry leftists.