Professor blames ‘trumpism’ for attack on GOP congressmen
An associate professor at Central Connecticut State University claims the leftist gunman who opened fire this week on Republican members of Congress was “driven by Trump and trumpism.”
In a blog post highlighted by Campus Reform, associate professor Jerold Duquette argued Thursday that President Trump and “trumpism,” or rhetoric employed or inspired by the president, can drive “intellectually feeble” and “mentally unstable” people to commit political violence.
“Yesterday, a left wing extremist was driven by Trump and trumpism to try to kill people,” Mr. Duquette wrote.
Mr. Duquette said the Republicans who condemned Wednesday’s shooting were just “going through the motions,” but lack the “moral and intellectual authority to make this condemnation useful.”