The Arizona sheriff charged with investigating Saturday's Tucson shooting that has left U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition continued his personal campaign against what he calls "vitriolic rhetoric", despite there being no evidence that any television or radio commentators' opinions had influenced the shooter, Jared Loughner, in any way.
On Monday, Sheriff Clarence Dupnik singled out one commentator in particular -- conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh -- and condemned him for spewing "irresponsible rhetoric."
"The kind of rhetoric that flows from people like Rush Limbaugh, in my judgment he is irresponsible, uses partial information, sometimes wrong information," Dupnik said. "[Limbaugh] attacks people, angers them against government, angers them against elected officials and that kind of behavior in my opinion is not without consequences."
Dupnik's comments about Limbaugh come just hours after he told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that he has "no agenda."