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Angle: Don’t Blame Tea Party for AZ Shooting

Sharron Angle is fighting back against the accusations that Tea Party rhetoric caused a violent atmosphere that contributed to the shooting of Rep. Giffords this weekend.

“Finger-pointing towards political figures is an audience-rating game and contradicts the facts as they are known — that the shooter was obsessed with his twisted plans long before the Tea Party movement began,” Angle said in a statement.

 “I condemn all acts of violence,” Angle added. “The despicable act in Tucson is a horrifying and senseless tragedy, and should be condemned as a single act of violence, by a single unstable individual.”

She also called the attempt to use the attacks as a way “to infringe upon the people’s Constitutional liberties” a move “both dangerous and ignorant.”

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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