Speaking of the harmful affects of white male authoritarianism, the degradation of American democracy by Trumpism appears have ignited an explosion of domestic terror threats against members of Congress:
And that chart doesn’t include 2021, the year when all those threats culminated in an armed assault on the United States Capitol with insurrectionists seeking to assassinate the Vice President.
Trump and Trumpists legitimize the kind of bullying and violent language that comes in the form of criminal threats against our members of Congress, local election workers, and other decent public servants.
Language matters. Whom we vote for matters. In 2022, let’s make our public servants safer by electing decent politicians, not bullies.