Shortly after reports surfaced of shots fired on Capitol Hill, Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) sent a tweet calling on Democrats to cease their "violent rhetoric."
Griffin later admitted the tweet was "not helpful" and was done out of emotion.
Here's the original tweet, which Griffin has since deleted:
Stop the violent rhetoric President Obama, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. #Disgusting
— Tim Griffin (@TimGriffinAR2) October 3, 2013