Editor's note: At least 10 members of Congress who voted for the healthcare reform bill have received threats of violence or harassment. Some family members of Congressional representatives have also been targeted, including one Congressman's brother who had a gas line intentionally severed at his home, police report. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has called on Republican leaders to condemn such acts, which are being investigated by the FBI.
By Emma Turner
Republican candidate, 78th Assembly District
March 25, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- As an African American woman who happens to be a moderate Republican, I am appalled at the incendiary language and violent actions which have ensued since the House of Representatives passed the healthcare bill on Sunday, March 21, 2010. I hereby strongly denounce this rhetoric and these violent acts, regardless of where they originate.