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Republicans Pivot About Face About Rhetoric and Violence
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:08pm
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Pence:
Don’t link political rhetoric to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pence-dont-link-political-rhetoric-to-pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting/2018/10/28/df466f10-dab3-11e8-b3f0-62607289efee_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8e63115b8521

EXCERPT

Vice President Pence has rejected suggestions that the inflammatory rhetoric from President Trump and others in the Republican Party has contributed to the rise of political violence, arguing that members of both parties engage in heated debate.

“Everyone has their own style,” Pence said in the interview, which aired Saturday. “And frankly, people on both sides of the aisle use strong language about our political differences. But I just don’t think you can connect it to threats or acts of violence, Vaughn. And I don’t think the American people connect it.”

Just last week before the bombs and bullets started flying Republicans were full throatedly condemning inflammatory rhetoric by Democrats which Republicans charged had led directly to acts of public rudeness, boorish indecorum and even the theft of a MAGA cap and a Diet Coke that dominated the RWM news cycle for almost two weeks.

Post the bombs and bullets Republicans have reversed the party line and now claim that the inflammatory rhetoric used by politicians has absolutely no connection with any acts of violence such a bombings or mass murder that coincidentally happen afterward.



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