A New York Republican congresswoman, Claudia Tenney, went on an Albany area radio show to talk about various policies but also the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida and said that many of the shooters turn out to be Democrats, reports USA Today News.
Tenney definitely didn’t hold anything back on the radio show on Wednesday, saying that Democrats love to politicize tragedies like the Parkland shooting, but how a lot of shooters end up supporting Democrats.
“Yeah, well, obviously there is a lot of politics in it, and it’s interesting that so many of these people who commit the mass murders end up being Democrats, but the media doesn’t talk about that either,” Tenney told talk show host Fred Dicker.
Tenney also expressed concern about what would happen to lawful gun owners in the state of Florida after a 19-year-old boy decided to go into his old high school and murder 17 people.
“What scares me most is that a lot of these legal gun owners are going to be targeted now,” Tenney said. “In their demographic, they have the least amount of crimes of virtually any other demographic.”
In a statement Wednesday night, Tenney said she is “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,” she said. “I will continue to stand up for law-abiding citizens who are smeared by anti-gun liberal elitists.”