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Did This Republican Congressman from Arkansas Blame Democrats for Shooting Near Capitol?

When shots were fired outside the U.S. Capitol today, Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., reacted quickly.

He then went and sheltered in place in the House cloakroom, per instructions from police.

While he was there, he sent this tweet, which he later deleted, asking President Barack Obama, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to stop their "violent rhetoric."

Griffin Tweet

Only once it became clear that the whole situation was over and had–apparently—nothing to do with the government shutdown, he apologized:

Griffin apology

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  • STEVE DAVIDSON

    I GUESS THIS MR. GRIFFIN SHOULD HAVE KNOW BETTER TO BLAME SOMEOBDY FOR HIS STUPID WORDS !!

  • chris hauser

    you can't make this stuff up.

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