The Trump effect
It is NO coincidence!
"In the five years since Mr. Trump was elected in 2016, the number of recorded threats against members of Congress increased more than tenfold, to 9,625 in 2021, according to the Capitol Police. Many lawmakers say they live with a sense of dread ...."
and might say mean things about them. Yea, like the right is ever going to watch CNN and MSNBC for anything ever.
Now, magnify that and make the threat specifically aimed at you, and not just a general sense of malaise and of unknown doom. Imagine how many qualified and dedicated people have been, are being and will be pushed away from public office and public service as a result.