Durbin: Stop “toxic rhetoric”

The Senate's No. 2 Democrat urges politicians to quell angry hyperbole in the wake of the Giffords shooting

Topics: Gabrielle Giffords, Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Tea Parties, U.S. Senate,

The No. 2 Senate Democrat is calling on lawmakers and the media to tone down the political language in the wake of a congresswoman’s shooting in Arizona.

Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin tells CNN’s “State of the Union” that “toxic rhetoric” can lead unstable individuals to believe violence is an acceptable response

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is warning against blaming political groups for the attack.

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