Delaney: Violent, Dehumanizing Political Rhetoric Must End


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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Delaney: Violent, Dehumanizing Political Rhetoric Must End

WASHINGTON – Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) releases the following statement:

“Every American, of every political stripe, should be horrified by today’s news, which is still unfolding, and I thank the Secret Service and law enforcement for their work today. This appears to be an effort to attack multiple former presidents and first ladies, elected officials and members of the media – this is an attack on the foundations of our republic. Leaders from both parties should denounce these actions immediately. Importantly, we must also hold ourselves and everyone else to a higher standard of conduct and rhetoric – the constant dehumanizing attacks on elected officials, candidates, public figures and members of the press must end. The constant references to violence, chants about locking people up, and harassing in restaurants and public places must end. The language of warfare must end. We have to stop talking about our political opponents and their supporters like they are the enemy, like they are devoid of shared values or like they are 100% wrong about everything they believe.”

“Today’s events did not happen in a vacuum, they happened as part of an incredibly toxic political environment. Unless we bring the country together and reaffirm the notion of unity and common purpose, we will live in a world of increased division and discord that will incite troubled and evil people to real and tragic violence.”


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