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Democratic Leader: Cool the Political Rhetoric

Sunday, 09 Jan 2011 11:30 AM

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 Senate Democrat is calling on lawmakers and the media to tone down the political language in the wake of a congresswoman's shooting in Arizona.

Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin tells CNN's "State of the Union" that "toxic rhetoric" can lead unstable individuals to believe violence is an acceptable response

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is warning against blaming political groups for the attack.

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