A protester holding a sign reading, “Marco Rubio–Empty Suit” was pushed and manhandled by Rubio supporters at a Rally in Virgina earlier this morning.
So this is what we’ve come to in American politics. Rather than calmly responding to a protester, candidates and their supporters feel perfectly free to physically assault those who disagree with them. And we can lay a lot of the blame at the feet of Donald Trump, who has even commented that he would like to punch some protesters in the face.
A member of an NBC news team at the Rubio event tweeted out:
Intense moment here when a protester waving a sign "Marco—Empty Suit" started shouting & was roughed up a bit by Rubio supporters
— Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) February 28, 2016
Rubio, attempting to regain control of the event, remarked:
“This world is growing more dangerous—and apparently, so is this rally.”
As the protester was led from the auditorium, Rubio made a joke in which he tried to take a shot at Trump:
“Ladies and gentlemen, the valedictorian of Trump University.”
Considering that Rubio will very likely lose his home state of Florida tomorrow when Super Tuesday takes place, it seems Marco is awfully jovial for a man who doesn’t appear to have much of a future.
Here’s a video of the Virginia rally. The altercation takes place at about the 7:20 mark:
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.