WASHINGTON, D.C.—After a string of mail bombings targeting Democrats ended in the arrest of a Florida man, Democrat leaders announced the commencement of a brief moratorium on calling for political violence against their foes.
Democrats said they would cease calling for violent attacks on conservatives "at least until this whole mail bomb thing is out of the news cycle."
"Once all this blows over, we will resume demonizing our opponents and calling for mobs to harass people we disagree with in public," said Maxine Waters at the press event. "We really thought our words would only incite violence against the right, and hadn't really thought about it going back the other way. But now that we see how destructive and detrimental violence really is, we'll just cool our jets for a bit."
"We're not saying we're going to stop calling for violence altogether—we're just gonna lay low for a while," Hillary Clinton chimed in. "Then it'll be back to business as usual."