Vote Him Out! Dem Rep. Walks Out of Moment of Silence For Texas Church Massacre Victims
In a crass stunt to push gun control, Rep. Ted Lieu walked out of a moment of silence for the Texas church massacre victims. On Sunday, gunman Devin Kelley shot dead 27 people and injured 20 more.
The Hill reports:
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) says he walked out of a moment of silence on the House floor for victims of the mass shooting in Texas, saying he “will not be silent” after yet another massacre.
Lieu posted a video on his Facebook page Monday night after the moment of silence, during which he said he was “heartbroken about the children and adults that were killed in the worst mass shooting in Texas history this Sunday.”
“My colleagues right now are doing a moment of silence in the House of Representatives’ chambers,” Lieu said. “I respect their right to do that and I myself have participated in many of them.”
“But I can’t do this again, I’ve been to too many moments of silences. In just my short period in congress three of the worst mass shootings in us history have occurred. I will not be silent.”
Within hours of Lieu’s stunt, Sen. Ted Cruz joined Fox News to report Texas officials told him that if it wasn’t for armed citizens stepping up to Kelley, “a lot more people would’ve been killed.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 7, 2017
As the Daily Caller’s Peter Hasson pointed out, Kelley was able to purchase a firearm because of a bureaucrat screw up and a law abiding, former NRA instructor was forced to take him out.
Tweet credit: Peter Hasson
-Shooter got his gun after government bureaucrats failed to carry out existing law
-Former NRA instructor took him down w/ an AR.
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) November 6, 2017
As Cristina Lalia previously reported, Kelley was able to purchase a Ruger AR-15 variant at a hunting store in San Antonio after lying on the background check.
How was Kelley able to obtain a gun and deceive the hunting store owners?
The Air Force admitted they failed to enter Kelley’s domestic violence offense into the NCIC database!
Reporter for the Texas Tribune, Alexandra Samuels tweeted a statement released from the Air Force, “NEW: U.S. Air Force issues statement saying
#SutherlandSprings shooter’s domestic violence offense was NOT entered into the NICS database.”
— Alexandra Samuels (@AlexSamuelsx5) November 6, 2017