Kellyanne Conway, counsellor to President Trump has called for restraint after the recent shooting of top Republican politicians including Steve Scalise at a baseball game.
She said the current anger and toxic political rhetoric could easily lead to such events happening.
Conway said only the shooter is to blame for the attack that left House Majority Whip (R-LA) Steve Scalise critically wounded, but called out the “toxic stew” of hateful rhetoric against the president and his supporters.
The shooter was identified as a supporter of Bernie Sanders and a former volunteer in Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign.
“If I were shot and killed tomorrow, half of Twitter would explode in applause and excitement. This is the world we live in now. It’s terrible. Again, it’s one thing to say I disagree with you on health care repeal or taxes or national security, but you can’t attack people personally and think tragedies won’t happen,” she said.
Conway called out House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for “pointing fingers” once again, one day after she came together with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on the House floor to call for unity after the shooting.
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