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Congressman Brady to
draft bill making it
a federal crime incite
violence against elected
officials and their staff
Brady speaking to CNN's Fredericka Whitfield on January 9th, spoke of his plans to present the legislation in during the first day of the Congressional Session in the House of Representatives.
"We are going to expand Title 18 United States Code 871 that deals with threats against the President and we are going to explain it to members of Congress, in the Performance of their duties:, Representative Brady stated.
"We are as out there as much as anybody else, and we are going to criminalize behavior that engage in putting cross-hairs or bullseye on members of Congress or their districts", he noted.
Anchor Whitfield clarified if Congressman's Brady intention was to proposal the legislation he intents to draft the first day of the Congressional Session, a crime.
"Yes we are going to make that a Federal Crime, exactly", Brady noted.Rep. Brady cited the need for nationwide public support to ensure that the bill is passed in Congress and signed by President Obama quickly; to protect Federal elected officials and staff members performing the duties of their office and for residents in within their districts.
"And you cannot protect us in a district, it is just to hard to protect all of us in a district. And I am not going to hide or move and not go to my events or not go to public events because of this incident", Brady stated.
"Everyone knows who represents that district. We all know on that particular instance it was about Gabby Gifford", Brady clarified.
"It (the bill) is going to be successful if I can get 219 votes to be for it. And all we are doing is protect ourselves and trying to protect our staff members."
Congressman Brady has public Facebook Page, where individuals can pass a message of support for this bill will propose to protect elected officials and their staff.
ADN.Com has pictures from the scene of the incident at the Subway Shopping Plaza on January 8th in Tucson, Arizona. WARNING-some of the photos are very graphic.
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