FOLLOWING MONEY IN 2016 PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS

Friday, June 16, 2017

WATCH: Rep. Franks Confirms FBI Contacted Him, Probably Was On Shooter's Hit List

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks (R-CD8) carefully confirmed that he has been contacted by the FBI about the investigation into Wednesday's mass shooting at a Republicans-only baseball practice. "And yes, that I might be involved in that investigation." Fox News and other media are reporting that the FBI found a list of six GOP Congressmen on the shooter's body, and that Franks is one of those.

Franks spoke carefully with Fox News' Martha MacCallum (below), and preached that "we have to speak to the issues facing us with a principled persuasion rather than just screaming at each other."

"We solve our problems by ballots, not with bullets," he added.

This is the 3rd day in a row that Arizona's Politics has reported on Arizona Congressmen or former Congressmen opining about the political rhetoric. Former Congressman and a victim from the most recent political mass shooting (in Tucson) aimed at a Member of Congress Ron Barber spoke with us eloquently on Wednesday, and Rep. David Schweikert (R-CD6) spoke on NPR about bins of hate referencing his young daughter yesterday.

Such a streak will likely have to continue for many more months before it might start to really make a difference in the current political climate and next year's elections. Here's to hoping.



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