Wisconsin Family Action President Julaine Appling is calling for “stronger leadership” from the Biden Administration after a Molotov cocktail was thrown through the window of the pro-life group’s office.
“We need stronger leadership that makes it very clear that we don’t just disagree with it. We are calling for it to stop right now,” Appling told Fox News Digital by phone Monday. “I understand the president used the word condemn. And, you know, is saying this is not what we think is appropriate, but there needs to be an overt call to stop it. And for him to say we’re going to do what we need to do at the federal level to find these people and bring them to justice.”
“I did not hear that in that statement,” she added.
“These are thugs,” Appling adds. “They are attempting to bully us, to intimidate us. We will not be silent. Our message is truth. It is right. It is good. And you know, if we’re silent, they win. We’re not doing that.”
The White House released President Biden’s response to the attack early Monday morning, saying “The President has made clear throughout his time in public life that Americans have the fundamental right to express themselves under the Constitution, whatever their point of view. But that expression must be peaceful and free of violence, vandalism, or attempts to intimidate.”
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers condemned the attack as well in a tweet:
“We condemn violence and hatred in all forms, including the actions at Wisconsin Family Action in Madison,” Evers said. “We reject violence against any person for disagreeing with another’s view. Violence is not the way forward. Hurting others is never the answer.”
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