Fox's Ingraham: Any 'blood spilled' will be on the hands of Maxine Waters, Democrats, 'Never Trumpers'

 

Fox News host Laura Ingraham warned late Monday that any "blood spilled" amid calls for public shaming of Trump administration officials and supporters would be on the hands of Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersCrypto firm top executives to testify before Congress Powell, Yellen say they underestimated inflation and supply snarls The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden to update Americans on omicron; Congress back MORE (D-Calif.), Democrats and "Never Trumpers" who condone "vicious intimidation." 

"The left once decried attacking people, maliciously attacking them in public for their beliefs, their lifestyles, but now because conservatives are the targets a new standard has emerged," Ingraham said to open "The Ingraham Angle."

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She added that "thuggish public bullying" could only divide the country to the point of inducing violence.

Her comments comes after several Trump officials and supporters, including White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenUS to restart 'Remain in Mexico' program following court order Far-left bullies resort to harassing, shaming Kyrsten Sinema — it won't work Ex-Trump official: 'No. 1 national security threat I've ever seen' is GOP MORE have been publicly shamed in recent days.

Ingraham late Monday also shared an interview clip with former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.), Sanders's father, from her radio program earlier in the day. In that clip, Huckabee shared a story regarding Sanders and her husband deciding to go home after being asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va., on Friday night, while other family members decided to go to another establishment across the street.

Huckabee said those family members were followed across the street by the owner of the Red Hen, who led another protest by "yelling and screaming at them from outside the restaurant."

"Publicly shaming conservatives. And targeting them in public. It's become the new tactic of the left. It's not enough to malign them for their beliefs and positions, now they have to be publicly humiliated, including their families and, you bet, their small children," Ingraham said.

The host then invoked Rep. Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseLawmakers remember Bob Dole: 'Bona fide American hero' House sets up Senate shutdown showdown GOP beginning to jockey for post-election leadership slots MORE (R-La.), who was shot in May 2017 at a baseball field in the Washington suburbs.

"And any blood spilled will be on the hands — remember what happened a year ago to Steve Scalise — any blood spilled will be on the hands of Maxine Waters and any Democrats or Never Trumpers condoning tacitly or explicitly these antifa-style tactics of vicious intimidation."

Scalise survived the shooting, undergoing several surgeries and spending weeks in a local hospital. Three others were wounded at the Republican baseball team's practice while the gunman, who appeared to carry out the shooting for political purposes, was killed at the scene.

Waters, who was one of the first lawmakers on Capitol Hill to call for Trump's impeachment, has drawn condemnation from her own party for urging supporters over the weekend to "create a crowd and push back" on Trump Cabinet members when seen in public.

"If you think we're rallying now you ain't seen nothing yet," Waters said at a rally in Los Angeles.

"If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere."