The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Politicians fear for safety as threats against US Congress skyrocket

WASHINGTON — Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia bought body armor. Rep. Gregg Harper hired armed security guards for events back home in Mississippi. And Rep. Dan Dovonan fortified his Brooklyn and Staten Island offices with security cameras and buzzer systems.

This is the new normal for members of Congress. One year after the horrific congressional baseball shooting that almost took the life of Rep. Steve Scalise and former Hill staffer Matt Mika, members are keenly aware that serving in public office has put a target on their backs.


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Only GOP members need security? Hmmm.

Posted by: MikeCLT | Jun 12, 2018 6:11:14 PM

How many gun-control politicians have hired gunmen to protect them?

Posted by: dearieme | Jun 13, 2018 6:22:33 AM