A Republican congresswoman from NY discussing last week's shooting at a Florida high school declared that many people who commit mass shootings are often Democrats.
In light of the Florida high school mass shooting, a Republican congresswoman didn't hesitate from throwing Democrats under the bus as she accused her political opponents of being associated with mass shooters.
Democrats have their focus on Tenney as she seeks re-election in the 2018 midterm elections.
'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, ' Tenney told talk show host Fred Dicker without providing evidence to support he claims. Her district covers a large swath of central NY including the cities of Binghamton, Utica and Rome. Her comments provoked ire from Democrats in NY and Washington.
Brindisi called Tenney's comment "toxic" and "shameful". She should apologize now to spare our region any more national embarrassment.
U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly posted on Twitter saying Tenney "owes America a honest and abject apology".
He mentioned two other recent episodes in which Tenney gave controversial remarks. And in an earlier interview on CNN, she said Democrats who refrained from clapping during the State of the Union address were "un-American".
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokesman Evan Lukaske issued a statement against Tenney as well.
Later Wednesday night, Tenney's campaign manager, Raychel Renna, distributed a statement in which Tenney said, "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 disgusting tragedy".
Instead of expressing solidarity with the survivors, victims and their families, Tenney voiced her concerns for the legal gun owners, who she believes will be "targeted" in the wake of the shooting."I think that's what scares me most is, a lot of these legal gun areas are going to be targeted now".
When contacted by the Washington Post about her assertions, Tenney didn't back down.
Also, in the Florida shooting case, authorities have not yet released any details pertaining to the suspected mass shooter.
Tenney's 22nd District voted for President Donald Trump by 15 percentage points in 2016.
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