The fallout from the Parkland, Florida shooting continues to spread across the nation as this time GOP Representative Claudia Tenney from upstate New York said during a radio show that “many” people who commit mass murder turn out to be Democrats.
This did not go down well with her counterparts as you can imagine.
During the discussion on stricter gun control, Ms. Tenney stated that: “Yeah, well, obviously there is a lot of politics in it, and it’s interesting that so many of these people that commit the mass murders end up being Democrats, but the media doesn’t talk about that either.”
Though she did not offer any evidence to support this statement, the internet is circling with similar statistics.
Democratic state Assemblyman Mr. Anthony Brindisi was quick to reiterate that her comments are “disgusting” and “toxic.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Statement from Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.), who said today that “many of these people that commit the mass murders end up being Democrats” <a href="https://t.co/Dq3XhowvGt">https://t.co/Dq3XhowvGt</a> <a href="https://t.co/NsHRaVFnYO">pic.twitter.com/NsHRaVFnYO</a></p>— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) <a href="https://twitter.com/igorbobic/status/966466891656126464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 22, 2018</a></blockquote>
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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee claimed later that Ms. Tenney has shown through her comments “how completely unfit she is to serve in Congress.”
The US Representative later backed down, releasing a public statement herself claiming the whole thing had been taken out of context.
“I am fed up with the media and liberals attempting to politicize tragedies and demonize law-abiding gun owners and conservative Americans every time there is a horrible tragedy.”
“While we know the perpetrators of these atrocities have a wide variety of political views, my comments are in response to a question about the failure to prosecute illegal gun crime. I will continue to stand up for law-abiding citizens who are smeared by anti-gun liberal elitists.”