If you listen to many prominent leaders of the Republican Party, it is easy to think that Timothy McVeigh inhabits their mind and rhetoric. In a recent interview, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassly said,

“Are they going to have a strike force that goes in with AK-15s (sic) already loaded ready to shoot some small business person in Iowa with these? Because I think they are going after middle class and small business people because basically they think anyone that has pass-through income is a crook and they aren’t paying their fair share and we’re going to go after them.”

If this comment were an outlier it would be one thing, but it isn’t. It’s the mainstream message of the Republican Party. What to do? Challenge this fascist rhetoric in the public square and, above all, vote and organize others to vote this fall.