White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Friday blasted the media and Democrats' rhetoric during the Wednesday shooting that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) and four others wounded.
Conway said that at the moment of the shooting, Democrats were attacking Republicans personally, not on policy. She also criticized news networks' coverage at the time and discussed the language used during an appearance on "Fox & Friends."
Conway noted how House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) went quickly from hoping for President Donald Trump's presidency to be successful to blaming Republicans for political incitement.
The top Trump aide then pointed to what was on television at the time.
"I went back and looked at exactly what was being discussed on all the TV shows, except yours, at 7:09 a.m. on Wednesday, when this happened," Conway said. "It's a really curious exercise, because as Steve Scalise was fighting for his life and crawling into right field in a trail of blood, you should go back and see what people were saying about the president and Republicans at that very moment."
"Of course, they had to break in with the news of this tragedy, and since then there's been some introspection, some quieter, more muted voices toning down the rhetoric," she added.
Conway also said that if she were killed, half of Twitter users would be happy and excited.