Durbin: Stop "toxic rhetoric"
The Senate's No. 2 Democrat urges politicians to quell angry hyperbole in the wake of the Giffords shooting
January 9, 2011 9:45PM (UTC)
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.