Rep. Duffy: 'The Temperature in Politics Has Gone Up So High'
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) appeared on "Fox & Friends" this morning to to react to the shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia that left Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and multiple others injured.
Duffy pointed out that most members of Congress don't travel with a security detail, but luckily, Scalise had Capitol Hill police with him as he's House majority whip.
"Thank God Steve Scalise had a security detail there that could fire back and protect not just Steve but the rest of the members of Congress and other people who were at the field," Duffy said.
He noted that Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said that a man approached him as he was leaving the field shortly before the shooting and asked if Republicans or Democrats were practicing.
"Someone had to think this through," Duffy said. "[They] appear to have been targeting Steve Scalise, but also Republicans."
He said it's important for people to realize that those who serve in Congress are real people with real families at home.
"The temperature in politics has gone up so high," he said. "And the kind of threats that come people's way - to Republicans and to Democrats - and the threats that are made and the violence, I think this country has to take a pause and really rethink our values and our morals."
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