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January 10th, 2011
08:11 AM ET

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: We have to remember 'words matter'

While the motivation for Saturday's attack in Tucson, Arizona is still unclear, a concern in Washington and in the nation at large is whether or not the current political rhetoric has gotten out of control.

Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, (D) Florida, and Representative Ted Poe, (R) Texas, are colleagues and friends of Gabrielle Giffords in Congress and join the program this morning. Representative Wasserman Schultz warns that while "we cannot allow incidences like this intimidate"..."words matter."

Filed under: Crime • Politics
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  1. Mark

    Boehner, and the top leaders of the Republican party still use this bad political rhetoric everyday. They do it just to make people mad, and they know this. As leaders, they should be setting a good example, not trying to devide and make Americans hate each other. A good example is with the health care reform bill. Why in the would can't they call the bill what it really is? It"s a health care reform bill, not "Omama Care". The Republicans call the bill this just to make people mad, and devide them. Another example that the Republicans say over, and over, and over, is " shove Obama Care down the throats of the American people. I don't think there is anything that makes an American more mad as someone saying
    "shove something down your throat", and the Republicans know this.

    January 10, 2011 at 9:11 am |