Scott Wiener: Threatening elected officials degrades democracy

An empty Senate chamber in the California State Capitol building is seen on May 31, 2014. “Politics can be toxic enough as it is, and then you throw on the threats and the potential violence? It's no wonder that some people decide to take a pass, and that again is really bad for democracy,” says California State Senator Scott Weiner. Photo by Shutterstock.

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