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January 12, 2011

Hillary: Tucson shootings "a form of extremism"

SecState Hillary Clinton, who has been traveling in the Middle East this week, has reiterated her comments that the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the deaths of six others were carried out by an "extremist."

In an interview with CNN while in Oman (full transcript available here), Clinton said that "when you cross the line from expressing opinions that are of conflicting differences in our political environment into taking action that’s violent action, that’s a hallmark of extremism, whether it comes from the right, the left, from al-Qaida, from anarchists, whoever it is. That is a form of extremism."

Clintion was referring to the alleged shooter, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner.

 

 

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