Jan. 10, 2011
The Arizona sheriff investigating the Tucson shooting
that left U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords critically
wounded had harsh words today for those engaging
in political rhetoric, calling conservative radio host
Rush Limbaugh "irresponsible" for continuing the
"The kind of rhetoric that flows from people like Rush
Limbaugh, in my judgment he is irresponsible, uses
partial information, sometimes wrong information," P
ima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said today.
"[Limbaugh] attacks people, angers them against
government, angers them against elected officials and
that kind of behavior in my opinion is not without
Limbaugh today railed against the media and Dupnik
for trying to draw a link between the heated political
climate and the shooting rampage, calling the sheriff
a "fool." But Dupnik stood by his assertions.
"The vitriol affects the [unstable] personality that we
are talking about," he said. "You can say, 'Oh no, it
doesn't,' but my opinion is that it does."