“In the wake of all of this, I would like one of the consequences for the Congresspeople and Senators to reflect on being honest and truthful with the American people because we’ve got a weaponized world, and God only knows what kind of weapons have come across our borders with terrorists,” the caller said on the Tucson morning broadcast.
Lewis discouraged listeners from drawing connections between violence and political honesty. But the tone of Monday’s talk radio broadcasts suggests that extreme political rhetoric is here to stay.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.