With CNN host Dana Bash warning the audience about what was to follow, her producers play the audio where an unidentified man called the member of Congress a multitude of obscene names before stating, “I hope your family dies in front of you. I pray to God, if you got any children, they die in your face.”
As for comment afterward by host Bash, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) sat in silence for a moment before explaining the recording was one of many threats she has received since being singled out by the former president. “I’ve been getting those for a couple of years ever since the Christmas right after [husband] John had died,” she recalled.
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“It’s pretty toxic, there’s no question about it,” GOP Rep. Fred Upton discusses the hostility on Capitol Hill with Democratic colleague Rep. Debbie Dingell.
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