The police have concluded that the shot that hit "Cantor's office" was actually fired into the air, and struck the window of a meeting room OCCASIONALLY used by Cantor's staff (their offices are elsewhere in the building) while on its downward path, breaking the window but not even penetrating the window-blinds. The shot seems to have been random, and bears as much relationship to an "attack" as the stray shot that bounced off Lou Dobbs' house last year (his rural home was hit by a spent shell during hunting season).
And Cantor used this to blame Democrats of exaggerating the threats!
Republicans have raised the art of "playing the ref" to a high art, which is why they are called Right-Whingers. They have inflamed the passions of the "tea party" (which itself is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AHIP and the GOP -- look up the history of the funding of the early "town meeting" protests if you don't believe me) and loosed the dogs of racism, fear, and abject stupidity on the public, and refuse to take responsibility for the same.
... are the names and claims they made, rhetoric so overblown and extreme that thinking people realize they are simply lying. But those who choose not to think for themselves take those claims as Gospel and act on them.
The Tea Klux Klan has now claimed that the Congressmen they spat on and shouted epithets at brought it on themselves by walking through the crowd! You can't make up things like this!