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‘That KKK fucker deserved it’

No sooner did news break that a gunman shot Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) were left-wing Twitter users celebrating the attack — in which two Capitol Police were also shot, as well as a congressional staffer, and possibly more.

Activist and media personality, Tariq Nasheed, appeared to indicate support for the shooting on Twitter:

Author Malcom Harris, “joked”(?) that the shooter may have simply been acting in self-defense:

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Twitter user “Leon Trotsky” wrote that Scalise’s shooting was “karma” for his “tea bag” beliefs:

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Twitter user “Charles Oakley” wrote that “the KKK fucker deserved it”:

Technology writer WaltIsFrozen said the attack will have a “silver lining” if the shooter was indeed targeting Republicans specifically:

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“RestlessNews” created a meme that suggested the attack is the definition of “karma”:

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Other left-wing Twitter users said they hoped this shooting would encourage Scalise to rethink his support for gun rights — as he’s a “whore” for the NRA:

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Others tried to use the atrocity as an excuse to make jokes about health-care reform:

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Others suggested the Scalise shooting was justified owing to the congressman’s beliefs:

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UPDATE: The shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, appears to be a Bernie Sanders fan. His Facebook page reads, “Democratic Socialism in Three Words: ‘We the People.'”

One of his most recent posts says, “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.” [sic]

“I want Bernie to Win the White House.” he wrote Aug. 12th, 2016. “Bernie is a Progressive, while Hillary is Republican Lite. … Bernie is the Only Candidate in Decades that Really Cares about the Working Class.” [sic]

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