Congressman Scott Murphy released this statement yesterday regarding threats of violence against some House members who voted for President Barack Obama's health care reform bill:
"The recent reports of threats of violence to some of my friends and colleagues are distressing and disgusting. Not only are the actions of outside individuals deplorable, but the dehumanizing comments and violent imagery being promoted by some in Washington are wildly inappropriate and set an underlying tone that condones these despicable acts. They must stop now. This is not about politics or policy; this is about common human decency. These threats and attacks must end."