Gop Senator: Rhetoric Needs To Be Toned Down After Giffords Shooting

No official motive has been given for the shooting in Tucson, Arizona that left six people dead and 14 others, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, wounded, but many are looking to the heated political rhetoric prevalent on talk radio and cable television as at least a contributing factor. "We have become the Mecca for prejudice and bigotry," Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said on Saturday after the shooting.Now, he's being joined by at least one Republican senator.

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    01/15/2011 - 10:59 am | View Link
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  • Giffords Was Concerned with Rhetoric
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    Illinois congressman displays shrapnel as he urges: ... "We have to tone down this rhetoric," Davis said, ... a Republican senator from Wyoming, ...
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  • Sanders Disavows Gunman’s Support ...
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders blamed right-wing political rhetoric for the 2011 shooting of former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords in a fundraising email sent just days after the incident.
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  • Giffords Shooting in Arizona May Soften U.S. Political ...
    The shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona, that killed six people and left U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition is contributing at least momentarily to a cooling of U.S. political rhetoric.
    01/9/2011 - 11:58 pm | View Website
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