Kennedy Clashes With Dem Strategist Over Whether Democrats Are Responsible for Political Violence

It figured to be a tense edition of Outnumbered Friday — with the final vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh just hours away. And indeed, it was.

As part of a fiery opening segment, co-host Kennedy collided with Democratic strategist Jake Maccoby on the issue of political violence. Kennedy — listing incidents such as Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) being shot at a Congressional baseball practice and the scuffle between Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and his neighbor — pointed the finger at Democrats.

“We’re not talking about theoretical violence,” Kennedy said. “We are not talking about violent words or violent threats. We’re talking about action. And then you have people like [Sen.] Cory Booker [D-NJ] and [Rep.] Maxine Waters [D-CA], and their call to action of getting up in people’s faces, and gathering a crowd, and shouting people down. Those aren’t theoretical. Those are actual things that lead to violence in society. And that is not okay!”

Maccomby fired back — disputing the notion that one party is solely responsible for political violence.

“The idea that there is some kind of Democratic violent plot against Republicans is not only wrong, it is really shameful!” Maccomby said.

“You’re calling for a mob rule to get in someone’s face!” Kennedy said.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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