Brady: Health overhaul opponents are prompting threats against Democrats

    Democrats in Congress are accusing Republicans of whipping their constituents into a frenzy over health care reform. They say rallies, like one held Sunday by Sarah Palin, are prompting threats against Democrats.

    Democrats in Congress are accusing Republicans of whipping their constituents into a frenzy over health care reform. They say rallies, like one held Sunday by Sarah Palin, are prompting threats against Democrats.

    Philadelphia Congressman Bob Brady is Chairman of the Committee on House Administration. In that role, he gets reports from Capitol Police, who investigate threats against members of Congress.

    Brady blames Palin and other Republicans for using incendiary language when talking about Democrats and health care reform. He says he and police are taking threats against members of lawmakers’ families especially seriously.

    “There’s a lot of threats,” he said. “There’s more threats than we report because members don’t want to report it. I have a member with three kids that would not want to report it to the press that he was threatened and his family was threatened because that may give someone another idea, and then it scares his family.”

    For their part, GOP members say they too have been threatened over their votes on health care reform.

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