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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

McCollum Statement on Attempted Terror Attacks on Democratic Leaders and the Media

October 24, 2018
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN) issued the following statement in response to the recent attempted terror attacks against Democratic leaders and the press: 

Sending pipe bombs to Democratic leaders and CNN is an act of terrorism inspired by hate. While the perpetrator is unknown at this time, I have every confidence that the brave men and women of law enforcement and the U.S. Postal Service will keep us safe. 

We all know we are living in a divisive political climate in which dangerous rhetoric intended to incite extremism is all too common. The one voice in America that has inspired division, hate, and bigotry more than any other is the voice of President Donald Trump. Today, the president called for unity days after calling Democrats “evil,” the media “enemies of the people,” and laughing about a Republican congressman’s physical assault on a reporter.

If President Trump wants to unify Americans then he can prove it by ending his campaign appearances and divisive rallies which are sowing the dangerous seeds of political extremism. He can start immediately by cancelling his rally tonight in Wisconsin.