“After my own personal experience of a crazed gunman attempting to assassinate Republican members of Congress on a baseball field, I have become more vocal in calling out violence and threats against people in both parties.
“Let me be clear: there is absolutely no place for violence or threats in our political discourse. We need a higher level of civility in our political debate.”
The author is Republican Steve Scalise, the current United States House of Representatives Majority Whip.
Read his column here.