US Speaker of the House of Representative Nancy Pelosi, warned today of on coming violence. During weekly meeting with the media the speaker was a asked about the potential the violence as a result of the growing TEA Party-9/12 movements by conservatives.
Pelosi said, “I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw — I saw this myself in the late ’70s in San Francisco, this kind of — of rhetoric was very frightening and it gave — it created a climate in which we — violence took place,” Pelosi said.
“And so I wish that we would all, again, curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements that are made, understanding that — that some of the people — the ears it is falling on are not as balanced as the person making the statement might assume,” she said.
“But, again, our country is great because people can say what they think and they believe, but I also think that they have to take responsibility for any incitement that they may cause.”
Pelosi was refering the assiniation of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk by Supervisor Dan White in October 1978.
The Republicans accused Pelosi of smearing conservatives by says they were inciting violence. Congressman Pete Sessions(R-TX), chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee said the speaker went too far and released a statement.
“The Speaker is now likening genuine opposition to assassination. Such insulting rhetoric not only undermines the credibility of her office, but it underscores the desperate attempt by her party to divert attention away from a failing agenda,” Sessions said in a statement. “During one of the most important policy debates of our time, the American people have been completely abandoned by those elected representatives under her control. Voters are justifiably frustrated with Washington, and the Speaker’s verbal assault on voters accomplishes nothing other than furthering her reputation for being wildly out of touch with the American people.”
What a sad commentary the speaker is. Down right disgusting.