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Mulvaney at forefront of incivility

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William B. Moore

Trust The Lancaster News to turn the Tucson, Ariz., tragedy into another feel-good moment for U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.
In an article on Jan. 12, Mulvaney claimed to be shocked by the carnage that resulted in six deaths, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old, and 14 injuries, including the critical wounding of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
In truth, Mulvaney has been at the forefront of the terrible incivility in politics that may have contributed to the Arizona attack.
Certainly, Mulvaney stood silently at numerous tea party events, listening to speakers advocate the violent overthrow of our government. He didn’t object when our former U.S. representative was pelted with rotten vegetables at a town hall meeting in Rock Hill. And he was apparently powerless to prevent a nasty slogan, “Sack Spratt,” from being used in his recent political campaign.
Perhaps reporter Christopher Sardelli would have been able to write a more objective account of recent events if he wasn’t so excited by his recent trip to Washington to see Mulvaney sworn-in as was evident in his “Once-in-a-lifetime trip for reporter,” in the Jan. 12 edition of The Lancaster News.

William B. Moore
Indian Land