SVARW Emails to Liccardo and Cortese in Response to Shooting of Scalise

Dear Mayor Liccardo:

As leader of our great city, the Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women AGAIN respectively request that you issue a statement that violence against Trump supporters in San Jose will not be tolerated.

This morning we all woke up to the news of the attempted assassination of House Republican Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, as he practiced on the Republican baseball team.  The assassin was a deranged Bernie Sanders volunteer who filled his Facebook page with anti-Trump rhetoric.   As you recall, this is the same rhetoric that used as justification for the violence at the Trump Rally in San Jose last June.  It is also the same rhetoric repeated in your “We have your back” message last November.

Last November (11/18/16), we asked you to hold a press conference with Police Chief Garcia after a suspected hate crime took place against one of our members at our November meeting at Three Flames.  Speaking from a position of power, will you now join fellow Democrats and condemn violence against Republicans?

We understand that Democrats are disappointed by the last presidential election but, as you know, winning by even a slim margin still counts as a victory. Every day we see examples of scorn and condemnation aimed at our president but it does not change the outcome of the election, and leads to crimes like this.  Do you agree that it’s time to put this animosity behind us?  Will you issue a statement from your office condemning this violence?

Dear Supervisor Cortese:

As leader of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, the Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women respectively request that you issue a statement that violence against Trump supporters in Santa Clara County will not be tolerated.

This morning we all woke up to the news of the attempted assassination of House Republican Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, as he practiced on the Republican baseball team.  The assassin was a deranged Bernie Sanders volunteer who filled his Facebook page with anti-Trump rhetoric.   As you recall, this is the same rhetoric that was expressed as the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors passed their anti-Trump resolution.

Speaking from a position of power, will you now join fellow Democrats and condemn violence against Republicans?

We understand that Democrats are disappointed by the last presidential election but, as you know, winning by even a slim margin still counts as a victory. Every day we see examples of scorn and condemnation aimed at our president but it does not change the outcome of the election, and leads to crimes like this.  Do you agree that it’s time to put this animosity behind us?  Will you issue a statement from your office condemning this violence?