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Representative Moran Speaks Out Against Violence Directed At Census Workers (VIDEO)

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Last week, we noted that Census employees have endured a ridiculous number of threats to their person as they've conducted their duties this year.

Today, Ed O'Keefe grabs video of Representative Jim Moran (D-Va.) decrying these attacks on the floor of the House. As Moran points out, it's "more than double the violence that occurred during the last Census in 2000."

WATCH:

Moran goes on to lay blame, thusly: "I'm afraid that some of this abuse may be tied to some of the anti-government rhetoric from some people in this body and the Republican noise machine, in other words, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and other so-called shock jocks."

For what it's worth, O'Keefe points out that Census officials maintain that "they do not consider anti-government sentiment more widespread than usual this year".

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