So where has the dignity gone? Seeking to restore it, the bipartisan Civility Project sent letters to every member of Congress and each [senator] — 535 in all — asking them to sign a pledge to be civil. Two months later, only one, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has agreed.
Lanny Davis,, a founding member of the Civility Project and a former White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton, says this symbolizes just how bad it’s gotten.
“It is emblematic of the worst, divisive, vitriolic culture,” Davis told ABC News. “In the 40 years I have been in Washington, this is the worst.”