Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke slam Trump in wake of El Paso massacre, face backlash for politicizing tragedy

Two Democrats seeking the party’s 2020 presidential nomination faced sharp criticism on social media Saturday after linking the massacre in El Paso, Texas, to President Trump’s rhetoric. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., one of nearly two-dozen Democrats hoping to block Trump’s bid for a second term in the White House, made her remarks at a labor forum event in Las Vegas. “The individuals who do the shootings are responsible,” Klobuchar said, referring to mass shootings such as the one in El Paso that left 20 dead and 26 injured, “but I do think Trump’s rhetoric has fueled more hate in this country.” Klobuchar also pushed for gun reform legislation on Twitter. “Today innocent people—families—went to that mall in El Paso,” she wrote. “Some of them never came home. The U.S. House has passed common sense gun safety legislation. It is long past time to pass it in the Senate. The question to ask: Whose side are you on? The NRA’s or the people’s.” Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke also placed some blame on the president for the shooting while speaking in El Paso, which he represented when he was in Congress. “He is a racist, and he stokes racism in this country,” O’Rourke told reporters. “We’ve had a rise in hate crimes every single one of the last three years. During an administration where you’ve had the president call Mexicans rapists and criminals.” The shooting in El Paso occurred at a Walmart store on Saturday afternoon. A suspect was later taken into custody, police said. While some on social media praised the candidates’ comments, others criticized them for politicizing the shooting.

Typical Dem reaction to a shooting..   They blame Trump somehow, and clamor for more useless gun-control legislation that wouldn’t have prevented the shooting in the first place.  It’s shameless politicizing of a horrific event for their own self-serving reasons.  The good news is that neither of these obnoxious tools will be our next president.  They have NO chance of getting the nomination of their party, much less beating Trump.  Anyway, for more, click on the text above.

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