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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said on "Fox & Friends" that political rhetoric must be tamped down following the attack on Republican members of Congress. 

She called for "introspection" in light of recent mock-assassinations of the president, including by comedian Kathy Griffin and rapper Snoop Dogg and at a New York City production of "Julius Caesar."

Conway said only the shooter is to blame for the attack that left House Majority Whip (R-LA) Steve Scalise critically wounded, but called out the "toxic stew" of hateful rhetoric against the president and his supporters.

"If I were shot and killed tomorrow, half of Twitter would explode in applause and excitement. This is the world we live in now. It’s terrible. Again, it's one thing to say I disagree with you on health care repeal or taxes or national security, but you can't attack people personally and think tragedies won't happen," she said.

Conway called out House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for "pointing fingers" once again, one day after she came together with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on the House floor to call for unity after the shooting.

Conway also noted threats to other members of Congress, including Claudia Tenney and Martha McSally. 

Watch her comments above.


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