Democrat Congressman G.K. Butterfield has a message for health care opponents: Settle down.
Butterfield's remarks came during an appearance in Rocky Mount Saturday where he was promoting free tax help for people who need it.
The First District Congressman had police protection as he attended the event. Butterfield says, "We've got to tone down the hostility and dissention that we have across America. I have not received any deaths threats, but several of my colleagues have. We must be able to have political debate in this country without having hostility and violence."
Congressman Butterfield's office says they never received any threatening communications from anyone, but says the police protection was offered, so they took it.
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