Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger on Tuesday took to Facebook to share several vitriolic messages he received after the shooting of Steve Scalise and two others in Alexandria, Virginia, last week.
Kinzinger held a Facebook Live chat last week in the wake of the shooting, imploring Americans to "rise above the angry rhetoric."
Instead, he was met with more vitriol, including one post that said, "Too bad you weren't on second base," a reference to Scalise, who was positioned there when he was shot.
"I know this is not the worst of it, and that I'll get even more comments on this post itself, but it's shocking and disturbing nonetheless," the Illinois Republican and military veteran posted on Facebook.
The slain gunman in last week's attack was from Illinois.
"For the sake of our democracy, for the sake of future generations watching, listening, and reading these comments, we must do better to restore our civility. As I said last week, that includes me — I am committed to changing my tone and will encourage others in debate to disagree without being disagreeable. It’s time to #RestoreCivility," Kinzinger wrote.
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