Lawmakers continued the drumbeat for more civil political discourse Sunday, despite one of the two doctors serving in the Senate noting that the discussion should not be linked to the actions of a mentally ill man in last weekend's Tucson shooting.

Updating viewers on Rep. Gabrille Giffords' (D-Ariz.) condition, Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGillibrand: Rosy economic outlook not 'reflected in everyday, kitchen-table issues families are facing' Chris Wallace becomes Trump era's 'equal opportunity inquisitor' Steve King to Gillibrand: Odds of me resigning same as yours of winning presidential nomination MORE noted on NBC's "Meet the Press" that the Arizona Blue Dog had called for more civil debate before being shot in the head at a meet-and-greet with constituents.

"We have to as leaders, as a body of government, come together and do the people's business," she said.

Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerLewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Appropriators warn White House against clawing back foreign aid Colorado candidates vying to take on Gardner warn Hickenlooper they won't back down MORE (D-N.Y.) said on NBC that he and Oklahoma Republican Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Worries grow about political violence as midterms approach President Trump’s war on federal waste American patients face too many hurdles in regard to health-care access MORE are "good examples" of lawmakers who disagree politically but "keep it civil."

Schumer suggested that if lawmakers "tone it down then maybe the media will be less vociferous."

Coburn said all the talk of political discourse shouldn't suggest that there was a connection to a "mentally deranged" suspect, Jared Lee Loughner, 22, falling through the cracks of the system and being able to legally buy a gun.


"I've pretty well been disgusted with all of the right and the left after this episode," Coburn said, noting they continue to press a connection to the shooting.

"We're disconnecting what the real problems are in this country," he said.

Gillibrand said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that a proposal for Republican and Democratic lawmakers to sit together later this month during President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaDick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report Forget conventional wisdom — Bernie Sanders is electable 2020 Democrats fight to claim Obama's mantle on health care MORE’s State of the Union address might just be a symbol, “but it’s a good place to start” on working together and creating a more civil environment on Capitol Hill.

Schumer announced Sunday that he and Coburn are going to sit together during the speech.

Rep. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeArpaio considering running for former sheriff job after Trump pardon Overnight Energy: Warren edges past Sanders in poll of climate-focused voters | Carbon tax shows new signs of life | Greens fuming at Trump plans for development at Bears Ears monument Carbon tax shows new signs of life in Congress MORE (R-Ariz.) said among lawmakers’ biggest challenges will be “taking this tone into the future.”

Asked about her past use of harsh rhetoric, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said on the show that she plans to use words more carefully. She has no plans, however, to “debate my values and my constituents’ values any less vigorously.”

In an apparent shot at talk radio hosts, Wasserman Schultz said it is time to “push the shock jocks out” of public policy debates.