A host on the ultra-conservative news network Fox News recently took a shot at former President Donald Trump for his refusal to condemn the horrific and violent attack on the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Paul Pelosi.

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Fox’s Howard Kurtz, speaking with Fox News contributor Mara Liasson said:

“We’ve had all sorts of threats against members of Congress. The preponderance [of attacks] in the last five years have been associated with right-wing rhetoric. But it’s up to both parties to stand up and say this has gone too far.”

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Kurtz also noted that he was “glad to see” that some opponents of Pelosi had come out and condemned the brutal attack, but that there was a pretty prominent Pelosi opponent who has refused to speak out against the violence:

“Donald Trump, for his part, did not even issue a pro forma statement on the attack on Paul Pelosi.”

You can watch the entire video here.

David DePape, 42, originally from British Columbia but a long time resident of San Francisco, is accused of breaking into the House Speaker’s California home and severely beating her husband Paul.

DePape has a history of far right-wing ideologies, including sharing QAnon conspiracy theories and posting long, rambling rants defending former President Trump’s “big lie” about the 2020 election being stolen from him.

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While Kurtz assessment of many Pelosi opponents, such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and former Trump VP Mike Pence, speaking out against the violence is accurate, others believe the GOP and other right wing personalities have muddied the conservative response to violence against a prominent democrat.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin was criticized for his comment on the attack when he told a campaign rally crowd “There’s no room for violence anywhere, but we’re going to send her back to be with him in California.”

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Controversial Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia garnered criticism when she tried to turn the blame for the violence back on Democrats, because “violence and crime are rampant in Joe Biden’s America…It shouldn’t happen to Paul Pelosi. It shouldn’t happen to innocent Americans. It shouldn’t happen to me.”

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