Reps. Louise Slaughter and Bart Stupak have received death threats.
A tea party participant published what he thought was Rep. Thomas Perriello’s home address and urged disgruntled voters to “drop by” for a “good face-to-face chat.”
Vandals broke windows at Slaughter’s office in New York and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s office in Arizona.
According to reports, Palin began removing the gunsight-like “Crosshairs” graphics from her websites within minutes of the attempted assassination and bloody massacre.
A correspondent just passed along this quotation from Rep. Giffords about Palin’s crosshairs graphic and incendiary rhetoric:
“We need to realize that the rhetoric, and the firing people up and … for example, we’re on Sarah Palin’s ‘targeted’ list, but the thing is, the way she has it depicted, we’re in the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they’ve gotta realize that there are consequences to that action.” — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
Like Palin — and despite his pre-shooting protests that there was nothing incendiary or inciting about his graphic — former opponent Jesse Kelly almost immediately removed the graphic from his website after the shooting.
If it wasn’t inciting violence — why remove it, Jesse?