Following Congressional Republican baseball players being victims of a rifle-bearing citizen from Illinois (with a prior record of gun violence) Congress united today. Reported elsewhere are the words of the President and Congressional leaders.
Most important is the sense of unity expressed by Members of the House of Representatives. Fortune might have it if somehow the tragedy might contribute to more collaboration and mutual respect.
What this journalist can't bury is loathing by the President in attacking our freedoms and attempting to wreck our democratic Republic. If a sufficient number of Congressional representatives and Senators from both parties unite for citizens and the nation over partisan politics, that would be a tipping point toward the way ahead.
Essential is to leave President Trump and his entire cabinet behind, including the Vice President because I anticipate that the Special Prosecutor will find that they have colluded with the enemy in undermining our free election process, among other crimes.
Wishing the best for all of those injured, and a speedy recovery.
"In attack’s aftermath, is ‘unity’ still an American ideal?
by Bob Collins
Something unusual happened on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives late this morning.
Democrats and Republicans stood in a show of unity in the aftermath of what increasingly appears to be a politically motivated attack on members of Congress this morning.
The moment was reminiscent of when the two “sides” stood together to sing God Bless America on September 11, 2001.
House Speaker Paul Ryan led off today’s moment, calling for the United States to show the world we are one people.
“We are united in our anguish. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us,” he said.
A moment later, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi addressed the House saying she was about to do something unusual, agree with the remarks of the House Speaker.
“I pray for Donald Trump, that his presidency is successful, that is family is safe,” she said.
This, of course, did not go over well on Twitter. Pelosi opponents said she was politicizing the moment and would shortly mention gun control."
Unity is a possibility.