Congressional shooting hits too close to home

The horrific shooting that put House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise in intensive care and others, including two police officers, in the hospital Wednesday in Alexandria outside of Washington, DC, was — many felt — something that was bound to happen.

It had to come, they said, because of the violent language used too often in legislative debates and because politics fed the growing hate that occupies the hearts and minds of a divisive America.