Pelosi: GOP More to Blame than Democrats for Harsh Political Discourse

First, this: "You're going to hear me say something I've never said before".

Asked if the political climate and incidents like Wednesday's shooting indicated an increased threat to lawmakers, Ryan said it was incumbent on politicians to cool things down across the nation. We want everyone to.do their best. Obviously people like Paul Ryan third in line to the presidency.

"Steve Scalise was shot and badly wounded and is now in stable condition at the hospital along with two very fearless Capitol Police officers", Trump said in a White House address.

Tim Ryan confirmed to Mic that some Democratic members of Congress have received death threats in the wake of the shooting.

Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms. "Today's senseless act wasn't an attack against Republicans or Democrats, this was an attack against our democracy".

"Everyone on that field is a public servant", President Donald Trump said later in the morning. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.), former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said.

Pelosi said there is desire among Democrats for a task force on gun safety to study the issue. As she put it, the party had "taken away the modicum of humanity" of the president. "The people's House-united in our humanity".

Below, some reactions from local leaders.

On the Senate side, Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer skipped their usual partisan opening speeches, and instead admonished the horrific attack and thanked the Capitol Police officers who saved lives on the field.

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Not all Republicans are satisfied their counterparts have done enough to calm their seething base. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., taking a distinctly different tack from Ryan, proclaimed repeatedly before the cameras that the shooter was "targeting Republicans".

"The left provokes this behavior", he said. In an instant, members of Congress were transformed from Democrats and Republicans into Americans - and humans.

House Speaker Paul Ryan is set to address the House at noon.

The line between appropriate political resistance and unsafe rhetoric is sometimes hard to draw.

"It's an injury in the family", Pelosi said of the shooting.

Republicans defended the use of that type of over-the-top rhetoric as an appropriate response to a bill they despised. Votes were canceled in the House of Representatives as members waited anxiously to get more news on Scalise's condition.

"We talked about improving security for members", Costa said. "We need to know the facts rather than speculate".

"How dare they say such a thing?" "At least two others were also wounded". "It's hard, but we can do both".


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