“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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.