Kennedy: DeLay’s Comments Were “Irresponsible and Reprehensible”

From a statement by Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) issued yesterday:

Mr. DeLay’s comments today were irresponsible and reprehensible. I’m not sure what Mr. DeLay meant when he said “the time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior.” But at a time when emotions are running high, Mr. DeLay needs to make clear that he is not advocating violence against anyone. People in this case have already had their lives threatened. In just the past few weeks, judges and their families in this country have been brutally murdered. This case has been heartbreaking and tragic enough. It is time for mourning and healing not for more inflammatory rhetoric, and responsible national leaders should understand that and stop this exploitation.

You can read Tom DeLay’s statement here.