Cuccinelli slams ex-Gov Martin O’Malley for ‘shocking’ behavior, says he tried to provoke fistfight in DC bar

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The deranged behavior from the left toward President Trump and his administration shows no signs of letting up, even as their extreme actions reach dangerous levels.

And, in the process, they continue to lecture the country on being civil.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley took unhinged Democratic behavior to a new low on Wednesday when he confronted Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli at an Irish pub on Capitol Hill, reportedly trying to provoke the Trump administration official into a fistfight.

Cuccinelli is labeled an immigration “hardliner,” which means he envisions a secure border and the enforcement of our laws, and O’Malley later told the Washington Post that Cuccinelli is “the son of immigrant grandparents who cages children for a fascist president.”

The incident took place at The Dubliner in Washington, DC, at a gathering of Gonzaga College High School graduates on Thanksgiving Eve.

Cuccinelli described what took place in a statement to Fox News, calling O’Malley’s outburst “sad” and “shocking.”

“I arrived at The Dubliner to meet with some of my Gonzaga classmates last night, Cuccinelli said in the statement. “As I walked up to one of the bars among several in The Dubliner to order my Guinness, I heard screaming and cussing behind me to my left, which I did not immediately take notice of other than the fact that it was louder than everything else in the pub.”

“When I turned to look I saw O’Malley and he was obviously screaming at me. For a moment I thought he was trying to be funny, as we’ve met before, which I thought was strange,” he continued. “It was immediately clear that he was cursing and screaming for real, to the point of veins bulging on his neck.”

Cuccinelli said that O’Malley had “also inspired one or two of his (apparent) buddies to join in the cussing assault,” and that the Democrat followed him when he tried to move to a different bar within The Dubliner.

“[A]t which point O’Malley pushed his way through the small group to confront me face to face, still cursing me, the President, and my Italian ancestry and he got right up in my face, bumped up against me and invited me to take a swing at him,” Cuccinelli recalled.”

“I said ‘Martin, one of us has to rise above this, and it’s obviously not going to be you,’” he added.

According to the Post, O’Malley and Cuccinelli “said they eventually ended up face-to-face with O’Malley asking Cuccinelli if he wanted to throw a punch.”

The paper added that O’Malley denied invading Cuccinelli’s personal space, claiming that Cuccinelli “put his chest up in mine, to which I said, ‘What is it, Ken? You want to take a swing?’”

Cuccinelli went on to say that a friend who happens to be a Democrat intervened and “forced some friendly conversation in between Martin and I,” and that he then moved to another area to see some Gonzaga high school buddies.

“Martin’s behavior was as sad as it was shocking,” he said. “I learned on the other side of the pub that Martin’s screaming was so loud that people on the other side of the pub heard him. I also learned from others who have known Martin for years that while his behavior was shocking, it was not new to them.”

In a text to the Post, O’Malley said: “We let him know how we felt about him putting refugee immigrant kids in cages — certainly not what we were taught by the Jesuits at Gonzaga.”

It was then that O’Malley said Cuccinelli “cages children for a fascist president.”

The vitriolic rhetoric is ironic, given that former President Barack Obama separated children at the border and placed them in chain-link fenced enclosures, which the left call “cages.”

But when a Democrat is in the White House, such behavior draws no protest and no media attention.

Since Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., put out a clarion call for Trump administration officials to be confronted and harassed, there have been numerous instances of this happening, but this may be the first occasion when an elected official (former) took action.

Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen were both victims of the radical left.

O’Malley’s effort wasn’t exactly criticized, as the left feels morally justified in getting in the face of those with whom they disagree.

As seen below, unhinged liberal zealots first label the political opposition Nazis, then justify confronting them.


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