GOP rep. received threatening email with subject line 'One down, 216 to go...' after lawmaker shooting | TheHill
“This morning, our office received a disturbing message referencing the tragic shooting that wounded House Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, U.S. Capitol Police officers and a Congressional staff member,“ Hannah Andrews said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. "Although our office receives threats like these regularly, today’s message was particularly disheartening following this morning’s tragic events.”
“The level of discourse in politics today is truly unfortunate. Our nation was founded on the principle of free speech, and it’s vitally important that we have a robust debate on the issues. However, protections under the first amendment do not extend to violence,” Andrews added.
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This type of incivility is why I have become alienated so often from the politics process.. why this website, though often reporting news of the day, doesn’t much speak about the political discord that is taking place ..
But today’s shooting is necessary to know about.
We are constantly a hair trigger away from insanity and, as the summer heat begins to rage, it’s my hope and prayer that we will have cooler heads prevail as the dog days of the year begin..
Peace. Calm. Love.
We need to just live our lives on this amazing blue ball spinning into infinity somewhere in the vast reaches of space and time. We are always running out of time. So don’t ruin the space we have.
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