'Hope' is out, 'fight' is in: Does tweeting divide Congress, or simply echo its divisions?

Posted on AllSides September 13th, 2022
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A short decade ago, Congress Twitter was gilded with collegiality, well-wishing and civil debate.

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain in 2011 thanked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, for his “kind words” following a floor speech. For that year's state of the union, Rep. John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia, tweeted that he was “very pleased to be sitting with my friend and colleague” Rep. Tom Price, Republican of Georgia.

McCain recommended a book by Sen. Joe Lieberman, Independent of Connecticut. Sen. Tom Harkin, Democrat of Iowa, congratulated Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley in a 2012...

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