Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Following the Saturday shooting at a neighborhood meet-and-greet between Rep. Gabrielle Giffords outside a Tucson supermarket when a gunman killed six people, including U.S. District Judge John Rolls and a nine year old girl, and wounding 14 others, MSNBC commentator Pat Buchanan called on Sarah Palin to “tone down the rhetoric” and steer clear of violent metaphors.
Rep. Giffords, a conservative Democrat representing Arizona’s Eighth District, was among those injured. She survived a single gunshot to the head fired at point-blank range. Buchanan said Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe:
“I’d give everybody the advice to tone down the rhetoric and to get away from the military or the armed metaphors.”
The host, former Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL), asked Buchanan whether outspoken conservatives ought to apologize for the violent imagery they’ve used in the past.
“Those conservatives ought to be more careful in the future.”