Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA) shot back on Monday at conservative activist Larry Klayman, who this weekend called for a nonviolent uprising to unseat President Barack Obama.
“I repudiate it,” Rigell said in an interview with CNN. “It doesn’t reflect my own personal values.”
Rigell went on to say Klayman’s comments were harmful to the country.
“And that type of language is harmful to our country and it’s what’s puling us apart,” Rigell continued. “Look, civility is not weakness. I refer to the President as the President in my home, in my office, and in my district. And I think this needs to be done all across America. It’s not about an individual. It’s about the office and this is the fabric that holds us together as Americans.”
At a Sunday tea party rally attended by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others, Klayman called on the attendees to “wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this President leave town, to get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come out with his hands up.”