Commonwealth Policy Center

U.S. Senate Majority Leader had a tough week. He started out with hecklers at the annual Fancy Farm picnic. Then again, every politician faces hecklers there. He then tripped and broke his shoulder at his home. Then protesters heckled and chanted outside his home as he was recovering inside. One protester called for graphic violence against Kentucky’s senior Senator. [“stab the motherf**ker in the heart.”] Another protestor said they hope someone uses a “voodoo doll.”. Then there’s a full-blown harassment campaign on Twitter called #MassacreMoscowMitch. While free speech and protest are rights we cherish, such vicious attacks on another human being has no place in a civil society—no matter how much you dislike their politics.