Scalise Asks Dems to Consider Consequences of Rhetoric: ‘Return to Civility Before Someone Else Gets Hurt’

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Representative Steve Scalise speaks from experience when warning about what will happen if people do not work together.

Scalise wrote an op-ed that was posted onto the Fox News website about the recent reluctance from Democrats to speak out against the recent harassment of Republican leaders.

In the op-ed, he listed many people that have been attacked and harassed, and claimed that Democrats are attempting to encourage aggression. Scalise has also tweeted about the threats, calling for them to stop.

The representative claimed that Democrats should win over supporters by sharing their ideals instead of constantly calling out Republicans.

“In America, we win battles at the ballot box, not through mob rule or intimidation. While it’s clear many Democrats refuse to accept the election of President Trump, if they want change, they need to convince people with their ideas and actually win elections, rather than call for violent resistance, harassment, and mob rule. As I see, working in Congress every day, it’s possible to agree without being disagreeable and address political differences in a civil manner. That’s an example leaders need to continue to set.”

Eric Holder’s comments were also addressed, saying that similar rhetoric was harming the democracy.

“Instead, when Democratic leaders like Eric Holder call for violence, that is a direct threat to our democracy,” said Scalise. “I hope he and others think long and hard about the world they are creating and the impact they are leaving on this country.”

At the end of the article, Scalise warned that if nothing changes, there may be consequences.

“As the oldest democracy, our country has long been heralded as the freest country in the world,” Scalise said. “It doesn’t feel so free if anyone lives in fear for holding or expressing a differing opinion. Let’s end this violence and return to civility before someone else gets hurt.”

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When no one values the sanctity of human life and calls for the masses to create discourse those people should be charge with inciting violence!!!

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I would take discourse over violence any day.

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It absolutely needs to change, the threats, the harassment, the hate is becoming a contagious disease in this country. I worry there will be another civil war in this country. It is terrifying to think about this happening. It is going to destroy our country if people do not come… Read more »

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Anonymous It is unfortunate that you are so filled with hate that you cannot see the truth. We can go back and forth for days regarding who did what and when. Come down off you cloud of hatred for just a minute and look at what you are becoming. We… Read more »

Phyllis Softa
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Where were you and Steve Scalise when Robert Dear shot 5 police officers and 2 civilians and killed 1 police officer and 2 civilians at the Planned Parenthood in Colorado? Not one mention of Blue Lives Matter over at FOX when reporting that episode of gun violence. The rhetoric against… Read more »

Kathy Dowd
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Perfectly said. We have to remember putting politics aside ( which is hard) we are people who have a lot more in common than we admit. Sometimes we forget that.

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There’s a reason your name is Anonymous… coward

Phoenix
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The Democrats rhetoric has been extremely unfortunate since 2016. I think both sides should probably take things down a notch.

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Shut up dummy. You got shot by a good guy with a gun? But he Doesn’t bring up Trump’s rhetoric, that got 4 reporter killed at a Maryland news paper.

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There’s a reason your name is Anonymous… coward

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