PHOENIX, January 12, 2012—Democratic National Committee Chairwoman and Florida Congresswoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has refreshed the false and disgraceful meme that the Tea Party is at fault for the tragic Tucson shooting in 2011 that resulted in the death of six people.
During an appearance in New Hampshire this week, Wasserman Schultz said, “We need to make sure that we tone things down, particularly in light of the Tucson tragedy from a year ago, where my very good friend, Gabby Giffords — who is doing really well, by the way, — [was shot]. The discourse in America, the discourse in Congress in particular … has really changed, I’ll tell you. I hesitate to place blame, but I have noticed it take a very precipitous turn towards edginess and lack of civility with the growth of the Tea Party movement.”
What the left and Wasserman Schultz fail to admit and seem not to realize, is that the shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, was eventually declared a mentally unstable person with no political agenda and a serious alcohol problem.
Arizona sheriffs even ruled that there was no evidence that Loughner was targeting Rep. Giffords over political rhetoric that he heard or read.
Anyone who follows the political sphere should see this statement as no surprise. It is not the first time Wasserman Schultz has made inaccurate claims.
Back in November 2011, the congresswoman blamed former President George W. Bush for the rise of the terror group, Hamas, saying, “…remember, when President Bush pushed for democracy in Gaza and in the West Bank and we got Hamas. And you know there was the massive rift and you know the rise of Hamas is thanks to ‘democracy.’”
The liberal-left continues to preach false civility when it’s politically in their favor.
You’ll remember, that President Barack Obama went on national television after the 2011 shooting, to make a call for civility in the political debacle. Clearly Wasserman Schultz isn’t following her dear leader.
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