Newsweek, “Trump-Era Political Violence Deterring Democratic Candidates”

Representative elect Greg Gianforte apologizes for becoming invoved in an altercation with a reporter less than 24 hours before the special congressional election during his victory speech in Bozeman, Montana May 25, 2017, during a special congressional election called after former Rep. Ryan Zinke was appointed to lead the Interior Department. REUTERS/Colter Peterson

The two incidents played out against a backdrop of increasing political violence at protests, between the so-called Black bloc of hoodie-wearing anarchists and the newly formed cadres of right-wing men who show up at rallies armed with clubs and looking for a fight.

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