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U.S. Representative Val Demings

Representing the 10th District of Florida

Statement on Attempted Bombings

October 25, 2018
Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) commented on the attempted bombings of prominent political opponents of President Trump.

Said Rep. Demings, “Bombings and violence of any kind are unacceptable. We all know this. Whomever sent these bombs will be found and brought to justice.

“The ultimate guilt lies with the bomber. But there is a sickness in our politics that goes beyond this string of attacks. President Trump has encouraged, excused, and alluded to violence repeatedly, including against the specific people targeted this week. Trump’s refusal to take responsibility or stop the use of violent rhetoric is inexcusable and dangerous.

“More than anything, we need a return to unity around shared values, responsible leadership, and ethical politics which discourages violence as a means to resolve our differences. In troubled times Americans look to the Oval Office for leadership, but sadly, the President is missing.”