Here are some quotes from our elected leaders in response to the multiple assassination attempts on prominent Trump critics.
Sen. Ted Cruz
“Let’s be clear. The anger and rage that we’ve been seeing on the far left is deliberately provoked and stoked by Democratic politicians. When Maxine Waters and Corey Booker tell the mob to go harass, scream, yell, confront people — that is not productive. When Hillary Clinton, sadly, says that we can be civil after the Democrats have won the election, that’s not productive either.” —Dallas Morning News
Sen. John Cornyn, on critics blaming Trump for the mail bomber
“These are some of the same people who encourage their own partisans to incivility and to confrontation and to encourage the mob that we saw during the Kavanaugh hearings.” —Fox News
Rep. Michael McCaul
“While free speech is a right, we also have a moral responsibility to use that speech in a thoughtful and civil way. It is incumbent upon all Americans — regardless of political party — to raise the quality of our debates.” —Homeland Security Committee Statement
Rep. Roger Williams
Rep. Roger Williams said this before the bombing (and no he did not mean Trump):
“We’re all in a position to make real change in this country, but we will never get there when unstable government leaders are harboring violence.” —Dallas Morning News
And after the bombings, in a segment on Glenn Beck’s radio show called “The Left Must Stop Promoting Violence”:
“We all need to dial it down. In my world it started on the baseball field [where Williams and Rep. Steve Scalise were attacked], and I know who started it, and it wasn’t a conservative on the Republican side.”
(For what it’s worth, Indivisible groups in TX25 sent flowers to the Williams staffer who was injured in the shooting.)
We’ll continue to update this list.