Florida Sen. Bill Nelson says political divide in US reminds him of the Rwandan genocide

As Twitchy reported earlier, character actor James Cromwell is getting a little antsy about the midterms, predicting violent revolution and “blood in the streets” if that blue wave doesn’t come crashing down on the House. So it’s safe to say that the country is a little divided right now.

How divided? Florida Sen. Bill Nelson said at a campaign stop on Sunday that “we have got to watch what’s happening here” because it reminds him of the Rwandan genocide, in which an estimated 800,000 civilians were killed over the course of three months.

CNN reports:

Nelson described his wife’s relationship with Rwanda’s current first lady, Jeannette Kagame, and said tribalism is sweeping through US politics to a dangerous degree. He called the story of the Rwandan genocide “instructive” to Americans.

“When a place gets so tribal that the two tribes won’t have anything to do with each other … that jealousy turns into hate,” Nelson said. “And we saw what happened to the Hutus and the Tutsis in Rwanda, it turned into a genocide. A million-people hacked to death within a few months. And we have got to watch what’s happening here.”

CNN of course then segued into a paragraph about the pipe bombs allegedly sent by Cesar Sayoc and the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

It’s weird: you’re considered an alarmist if you’re concerned about a migrant caravan that’s a full 1,000 miles from the U.S. border, but it’s only natural to segue from the killing of 800,000 civilians to a bunch of dud pipe-bombs sent by a crazy person.

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