Few things get our blood boiling like politics. But sometimes political rhetoric goes too far. In a prime-time speech to the nation last week, President Joe Biden warned of the danger of politicians encouraging violence as a political tool. Apparently Tim Michels wasn’t listening. The Republican candidate for Governor in Wisconsin reacted angrily to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel news report about Michels, detailing how his foundation donated to anti-abortion and anti-gay groups. He was so incensed that he called for his supporters to pick up pitchforks and torches. Presumably he meant that metaphorically, but in this age of political divisiveness, it isn’t a good look. Michels also launched his tirade against the reporter behind the story, the newspaper that published it, and the media in general. He, however, did not say the story isn’t true. He may not like that it was reported, but it is factual. So the pitchforks and torches should be taken up against the truth? Similarly, Senator Lindsey Graham suggests there may be riots in the streets if former President Trump is prosecuted over his handling of classified documents. We are a nation on edge. We don’t need politicians fanning the flames with political rhetoric that suggests we go over the edge, and grab pitchforks and torches.