Democrats, Trump and Scalise: The left worries its rhetoric has gone too far | McClatchy Washington Bureau: The year was 2009 and Nancy Pelosi had an emotional message to deliver to Republicans: The GOP’s increasingly extreme rhetoric was bound to incite violence.
“I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw this myself in the late 70s in San Francisco,” said the then-speaker of the House, referencing the infamous assassination of a city councilman and mayor in the city.
“This kind of rhetoric was very frightening and … it created a climate in which violence took place,” she said. “I wish that we would all, again, curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements that are made.”
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