MILWAUKEE -- As the details of the Alexandria shooting that injured five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, continues to unfold, a Marquette Law professor believes lawmakers need to dial back the so-called political rhetoric.
U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman believes there is a "hatred" in politics because of it.
Both Professor Charles Franklin and Grothman tell TODAY'S TMJ4 they feel the political discourse has worsened.
"We have seen a hatred that I am not used to," Grothman said.
"We've been on a long term path of more violent rhetoric, and once that genie is out of the bottle, it is hard to put it back," Franklin said.
Franklin believes politically charged language began ramping up at least 16 years ago.