American Leaders Stand United Against Political Violence

American Leaders Stand United Against Political Violence

Americans were horrified on Friday to learn that Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was brutally assaulted in their San Francisco home by a politically motivated assailant.

Said President Biden: “This is despicable. There’s no place in America. There’s too much violence, political violence, too much hatred, too much vitriol.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) both wrote they were “disgusted” by the attack as well.

“What happened to Paul Pelosi last night is horrific,” tweeted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). “We can have our political differences, but violence is always wrong & unacceptable.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) echoed this sentiment. “Violence must have no place in American politics,” he tweeted. “I hope we can all come together to condemn the increasingly violent rhetoric we hear every day.”

It’s so critical America’s political leaders are united in denouncing increasingly politicized violence, especially with recent polls showing that one in five American adults condone violence in the name of achieving political goals.