The shooting in which a parliamentary democrat, Gabrielle Giffords, was seriously injured and killed six people Saturday in Arizona, has outraged the American left.Without knowing if this act is political, Democrats have denounced the "poisonous rhetoric" of ultraconservative.
Democratic Senator of Illinois Richard Durbin held Sunday, January 9, on CNN, that some hardline movement's slogans "Tea Party" parliamentary elections in November could cause "unstable people to think that Such violence is acceptable " .Several videos found on the internet seem to attest to the fact that the shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, was mentally disturbed .
Gabrielle Giffords, aged 40, entered Congress in January 2007. AP / Susan Walsh
He then cited the formulas used by Sarah Palin , the face of the American right, against the Parliamentary victim of the attack, Gabrielle Giffords, who saved his seat narrowly in Arizona against a candidate " Tea Party " . M me Palin had told supporters: "Do not back off, reload" (your arms) or "look at the electoral districts as targets in the sights" .She then defended the use of slogans to use a metaphor to explain the electoral battle. Illustration of the very colorful rhetoric of Tea Party , a campaign poster, distributed by the Political Action Committee Sarah Palin, showed a map dotted with American rifles sights:
A campaign poster shows a map of America riddled with rifle sights. DR
While refusing to establish a direct connection between M I and this attack Palin, Senator Durbin, who spoke of "poisonous rhetoric" , said the press should feel obliged to say that such slogans "out of hand" . Gabrielle Giffords, who supported the reform of Medicare, was part of elected officials who had received threats in the first three months of 2010, when the reform was debated.In March, the windows of his home in Tucson had been smashed by unknown just hours after the adoption of the reform. "SINCERE CONDOLENCES" The Republican senator from Tennessee, Lamar Alexander has dismissed the suggestion that M me Palin could be indirectly responsible for the shooting, while appealing against political violence. "We must be very cautious as to impute the actions of a mentally deranged individual to a particular group of Americans who have their own political beliefs " , he said, interviewed on CNN. The senator also noted that the shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, 22, read Karl Marx and Hitler and burned the American flag , "which does not fit the typical profile of a member of the Tea Party" .
Sarah Palin, in July 2006. AP / Al Grillo
Sarah Palin had issued Saturday a brief message on Facebook, with its "sincere condolences" to victims of the shooting.Rebecca Mansour, who worked in his campaign team, defended itself Sunday from any responsibility for the attack. "We have absolutely nothing to do with it" , she said in a radio broadcast. Gabrielle Giffords, the target of harsh criticism of the "Tea Party" including his opposition to a controversial law on immigration - his constituency is the Mexican border - and his support for reform of health of President Barack Obama , had received numerous threats during his campaign, said the Washington Post .