Blumenthal Falsely Claims Republicans Complicit In Every Mass Shooting, Gets Slammed By Cruz
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who seems to make things up as he goes, goes on a rant on CNN accusing Republicans for every mass shooting in the US.
“In Boulder, that shooter is a deeply disturbed man who became a mass killer because he had an assault weapon that can kill people with the efficiency and speed meant for the battlefield. So guns make all these problems more fatally and deadly, especially for domestic violence victims who then can be killed, five times more likely to be killed in those situations. That’s why we need to make sure we adopt these common-sense measures,” he said during Tuesday’s edition of CNN’s “OutFront.”
“We should not be putting aside Republicans. They bear responsibilities as well,” he added.
That was the whole point of my exchange this morning with Senator Cruz because they’re the ones who are ducking that responsibility and become complicit in all these shootings. It is not just Boulder, and it is 100 killings a day and not to mention the emotional traumas and injuries that result, the eight children that are lost every day of guns stored unsafely. I think my Republican colleagues are going to be put on record. We’ll have a vote. We have a president who’s committed to this cause, both House of Congress and most importantly we have a popular political movement, a grassroots movement led by a new generation like the Parkland students and March for Our Lives.”
Earlier in the day, Cruz blasted Blumenthal and other Democrats during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, calling their rhetoric “ridiculous theater.”
Later on Cruz went on Hannity and further addressed the issue.
Cruz is right, the GOP and other Democrats have moved in joint efforts to stop this violence, but the Democrats are so intent on taking away our constitutional rights, they would rather see more lives taken than focus on what can stop much of this carnage now. Sensible gun laws are needed, that much is granted, not a move to strip law-abiding citizens of their right to defend themselves and exercise their rights.
Blumenthal’s comments to CNN can be seen here:
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