As protests continue to break out all around the nation over President Donald Trump's desire to scrap Obamacare, Politico reported Tuesday that many politicians are beginning to worry about their own personal safety - to the point where some are having private sessions to discuss the matter.
Citing sources who were in the room, Politico writes:
Some of the suggestions, the news outlet reports, include,
While protests are popping up all over, the Republicans' private session was no doubt prompted by events that happened over the weekend.
While speaking before a raucous crowd in Roseville, California, Representative Tom McClintock had to be escorted from the stage and away from the event by local police officers.
McClintock, who held town hall meetings during the politically volatile days of both the Tea Party and Occupy movements, told The Hill he's never seen anything like it:
This sentiment appeared to be echoed at Tuesday's closed-door session.
Commenting on the meeting, Republican Study Committee Chairman Mark Walker of North Carolina stated:
Sources told Politico that the potential for violence is serious enough, in fact, that the House sergeant-at-arms has asked congressional offices to report any threat.
That office is also passing out manuals on best practices to keep staffers safe.
Ironically, the backlash over the possible repeal of Obamacare that Republicans are facing now is similar to the backlash faced by Democrats years back as they were trying to force Obamacare into law.
In other words…run... Call the 'cops' and run...