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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA

Thompson: Hatred Has No Place in Our Politics

Jun 14, 2017
Press Release

Washington – In the wake of the shooting at today’s Congressional baseball practice and subsequent threats that have emerged online, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) issued the following statement:

“Hatred has no place in our politics. Violence is not the way we settle our differences. Today’s attack on Members of Congress was cowardly and inexcusable, and threats and statements that appeared afterwards on social media are inflammatory and counterproductive. We are better than this.

“The rancor and venom I have witnessed lately is poisonous, and it has to stop. We will destroy ourselves if we do not step back, take a deep breath, and remember that we are all Americans. We all care deeply for our country and our countrymen. There is much more that unites us than divides us, and I urge us all to stand together in support of all those wounded today, their loved ones, and their families.”