According to Yahoo News, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, described statements from Republicans placing blame on the attack on a GOP congressional baseball practice “outrageous.” The attack by the gunman injured five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican, who is in a critical condition at the MedStar Hospital in Washington.

Pelosi fumed

She said the statement credited to her Republican colleagues are outrageous, and does not befit their position as congressmen. It does not befit the dignity of respect that Congress is expected to command, Pelosi said.

Pelosi didn’t mention any name when criticizing the remarks, but congressional conservative pundits have earlier said the left wing should stop its rhetoric in reaction to the attack. The shooting carried out by a gunman who had hatred for President Donald Trump and the Republicans. Investigators are yet to make known the motive for the attack by the man.

Rep. Chris Collins, a Republican from New York, told reporters Wednesday that the rhetoric has been outrageous. He added that the anger was directed at the President and his supporters. A statement he retracted hours later.

Reactions by congressmen

Majority of Congress members has reacted to the incident by calling for a civil dialogue across the political landscape to address the heated rhetoric in the country.

Rep. Mark Sanford, a Republican from South Carolina, said President Trump should take some of the blame for the tension in the country.

The House minority leader said she believes the attack adverts were funded by Republicans, which have resulted in hatred and the threat to her life. She castigated the Republicans for blaming Democrats and for heating up political hatred of hypocrisy.

Pelosi said when Republicans decided on a politics that undermined personalities in the late 90’s which they made an attempt on Clinton’s personality, Democrats didn’t react that way. She said this while responding to a question by a reporter who asked if she believed Republicans and Democrats were to be blamed for the rhetorical tone of recent political happenings.

Time for uniting

The house minority leader said this was not the right time to start pointing fingers, but she felt it was time for all parties to work as a family for a serious issue.

She also addressed fears of inadequate security at large congressional gatherings. She added that the Budget of Capitol Police should be increased and the baseball practice by Congress members should be adequately be secured onwards.