When Charles Sumner spoke out against slavery in 1856, he incurred the violent wrath of congressman Preston Brooks. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that, despite today’s polarized politics, politicians are not physically attacking each other.
When Charles Sumner spoke out against slavery in 1856, he incurred the violent wrath of congressman Preston Brooks. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that, despite today’s polarized politics, politicians are not physically attacking each other. (Wikimedia Commons)
When Charles Sumner spoke out against slavery in 1856, he incurred the violent wrath of congressman Preston Brooks. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that, despite today’s polarized politics, politicians are not physically attacking each other. (Wikimedia Commons)

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July 22, 2017 12:00 PM

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