House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) called for unity on both sides of the aisle Wednesday after packages containing suspected explosive devices were sent to prominent Democratic political figures.

The packages were addressed to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Eric Holder, former CIA director John Brennan and George Soros.

The mailings put law enforcement on high alert, prompting evacuations and sweeps of facilities across the country. Nobody was injured.

Scalise said on Tucker Carlson Tonight that his initial reaction upon seeing Wednesday's news was anger.

"This isn't the way that we expect America to be turning," he said.


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President Trump condemned the mailings on Wednesday but was criticized by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a criticism Scalise said was "a mistake."

"I heard silence a lot of times when Republicans were under attack from Democrat leaders," he said. "We all should be calling this out.”

Scalise was severely wounded in a shooting last year on a practice field ahead of the congressional baseball game.

He said that people should try not to "deflect blame" or make things personal.

"We should be equally vigilant, Republican and Democrat."


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