Two Michigan lawmakers representing opposing parties described Sunday’s atmosphere on Capitol Hill 2021 as “toxic”
It’s quite toxic. It’s toxic, there is no doubt about it,” Rep. Fred UptonFrederick (Fred), Stephen UptonSunday Show Preview: Omicron surges and Harris sits for an extensive interview West Virginia lawmaker criticizes GOP colleague for support for infrastructure law Democrats are outraged after Manchin opposed the Biden spending bill(R-Mich.), said host Dana BashDana Bash10 Democrats who could be running in 2024 if Biden does not Democratic caucus chaires call for Boebert committee assignment withdrawal GOP governor says McCarthy should condemn Boebert’s anti-Muslim remarks.During an appearance during CNN’s “State of the Union”
“It was just before we adjourned probably to the Christmas break, one member of our team had their words taken down. Usually, you just have to apologize. You just say, “You’re wrong.” And then you just sit down, and life continues. He couldn’t talk the rest of his day. We are constantly receiving very serious threats at home. The tone becomes more and more severe. It’s quite toxic. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.
Rep. Debbie DingellDeborah (Debbie Ann DingellSunday Show Preview: Omicron surges, Harris sits for extensive interviews Wetlands point at extinction problems beyond global climate change The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – The omicron danger and Biden’s plan to defeat it MORE(D-Mich.), joined Upton onCNN, echoing his sentiments.
“I want the American people think about what’s going on in our country, that this type of hate, this fear is occurring in communities across America,” Dingell stated. “We need to be very concerned about our democracy. We need to find a way to disagree with people but do it civilly and agreeably. This really has me very worried.
Upton and Dingell were both questioned about the Jan. 6, attack on Capitol. It was an example how lawmakers came together to oversee oversight despite a turbulentpolitical climate and some Republicans covering up the riot by former supporters President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden could be facing midterm reckoning regarding Supreme Court Reform Joe Manchin, the climate Grinch Trump spokesperson, claims he is cooperating more.
Upton stated Jan. 6 that “it was a scary day.” “And that’s why i voted for an independent commission. It was passed in the House. It was supported by a large number of Republicans, but it was not adopted by the Senate.
“I have many friends on the other end and what we need is for all of us to remember how much we have in common, to respect each other, to treat each other with dignity,”Dingell said. “And I say it to everyone, a little bit of kindness towards someone can make a big difference in their day, week, and life.