After being berated for his alarmist rush to judgment by Twitter users like @young_guac, Congressman Griffin has deleted the tweet condemning Democrats and apologized.

Griffin, a former lawyer who is reportedly pretty cozy with Matt Drudge, just released to Gawker this statement via a spokesperson:

The victims and their families are in my thoughts and prayers. The shooting today is a terrible and inexcusable tragedy and an act of terrorism. No one but the shooter is to blame.

We are still processing information about this shooting, but as I have been saying for days, we all need to choose our words wisely because violent rhetoric only coarsens our culture, creates an atmosphere of incivility and is not helpful. I tweeted out of emotion but agree that the timing was not helpful.