Jul 29, 2009
Van Hollenís Statement on Conservative Anti-Health Care Reform Group Hanging Effigies of Democratic
DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen released the following statement on the conservative anti-health care reform rally that featured hanging effigies of two Democratic Members of Congress:
"This shocking and despicable act of hate has no place in any debate and Republicans must condemn it.
"While there should be a robust exchange of ideas about the best way to reform our broken health insurance system, violent expressions are beyond the boundaries of a respectful and civilized debate. With skyrocketing health care costs hurting more families each day, we cannot afford to have this serious debate sidetracked by outrageous displays like this.
"The American people are counting on Republicans to join Democrats in a constructive way to help President Obama bring urgently-needed health insurance reform."