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Opinion

June 30, 2014

No place for violent rhetoric in politics

To the editor:

I was dismayed to see your report of Congressman Tierney’s alleged call to “stomp” a political tracker. I watched the video myself, and he clearly said “stomp” not “stop” as his campaign claims.

While his comment may have been hyperbole, it should still surprise all of us since he spent the weeks after the Gabbi Giffords shooting calling for all sides to tone down the political rhetoric. It seems the congressman’s memory is short, so I am writing to remind him — violent rhetoric has no place in our political discourse.

Cedric Colbert

Rowley

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