ICYMI: Davis on CNN New Day: "We’re not Republicans and Democrats in times like this, we’re all Americans."
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) joined "New Day" on CNN this morning and called on all Americans to tone down the political rhetoric following attempted attacks on public officials and organiztions this week. Davis experienced political violence first-hand at the Congressional Baseball Shooting in June 2017.
Below are excerpts of his interview with John Berman. Click here for the full interview.
"We’re not Republicans and Democrats in times like this, we’re all Americans. I hope and pray that our law enforcement find out who’s doing this and put a stop to it immediately because there are so many innocent people that can still be hurt by these devices that are going through our postal system, out into our communities. It’s got to be stopped."
"We’ve got to make sure that the American people know that we agree on more than we disagree in this country. We’ve got to come together as Americans. This is something I said immediately in the aftermath of the shooting in June 2017, when I came on your network with Brianna Keller and talked about how we’ve got to tone down the rhetoric on all sides."
"We’ve got to come together as all Americans. We can have disagreements, but what makes America great is that we settle those differences at the ballot box, not with explosive devices in the mailboxes, not with bullets on a baseball field."
"I continue to condemn language from any elected official or the media that doesn’t want to work together to heal as Americans. My heart goes out to all of you that are in the CNN building that had to be evacuated yesterday. I know what it’s like to go home and explain to your kids why somebody would want to hurt you. That’s something that I think gets lost in this whole debate of this divisive rhetoric we see right now. Which is why I hope all of us, including the president, all political leaders of all parties, and everyone in the media, figure out a way to ensure we talk about where we agree in this country most of the time, rather than just our instances where we disagree."