On Wednesday, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said that “all sides” were to blame after prominent Democrats received bomb threats.
While interviewing with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Flake said that President Donald Trump should stop referring to the press as the “enemy of the people.”
“The overheated rhetoric has gone too far. We’ve seen it for [the past] couple of years. Those of us who were on that ball field where somebody had the list of Republicans in his pocket that he wanted to target. We’re seeing it here where people on the other side of the spectrum are being targeted. We’ve seen it on all sides and everyone needs to cool it down,” Flake said.
He added, “Words matter, particularly when they’re spoken by those at the top of government. What the president says matters. If he were to take a more civil tone, it would make a difference. It would help.”
“We [should] treat our opponents as political opponents rather than enemies, that will make a difference. The president shouldn’t refer to the press as the enemy of the people,” he said.
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