Sharron Angle: It’s ‘Irresponsible’ To Blame Me, Palin And Tea Party Movement

Former Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle has spoken out against the shootings in Tucson this weekend that included Rep. Gabrielle Giffords — who remains in critical condition after being shot in the head — saying that “expanding the context of the attack to blame and to infringe upon the people’s Constitutional liberties is both dangerous and ignorant.”Angle has been repeatedly mentioned by the media in the wake of the shootings, for her comments during the campaign: “People are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies and saying, my goodness, what can we do to turn this country around? I’ll tell you, the first thing we need to do is take Harry Reid out.”

Politico reports that Angle now says that “the irresponsible assignment of blame to me, Sarah Palin or the TEA Party movement by commentators and elected officials puts all who gather to redress grievances in danger.”

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She continued: “Finger-pointing towards political figures is an audience-rating game and contradicts the facts as they are known – that the shooter was obsessed with his twisted plans long before the TEA Party movement began.”

Angle added that the shooting “is a horrifying and senseless tragedy, and should be condemned as a single act of violence by a single unstable individual” and that she has “consistently called for reasonable political dialogue on policy issues to encourage civil political education and debate.”