DNC To Cantor: Stop Trying To Distract From The Real Issue On These Threats

The DNC has responded to the accusation today by House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) that Democrats are trying to spin recent threats of violence into political gain.In a statement, DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse said:

We disagree with the charge made by Rep. Cantor today that Democrats are using acts of violence for political gain. Let’s be clear: calling on Republican leaders who have contributed in part to this anger by wildly mischaracterizing the substance and motives of health reform to condemn these acts is entirely appropriate. Instead of distracting from the issue with more attacks, we would again ask Mr. Cantor and other Republicans, as we did yesterday, to join Chairman Kaine in working to ratchet down the rhetoric, condemn deplorable behavior and find ways to disagree on these issues without the charged rhetoric that we’ve been hearing from Republican leaders.