The two-time failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke out this week to lash out at Republicans, saying that they are “gun worshipers” who are “shameless exploitation of people’s unwarranted fears” because of their “huge advantage” due to the filibuster.
Clinton enraged on Republican in a clip of an interview with her former campaign spokesperson Jennifer Palmieri.
Clinton added: “The opportunists on the other side, like Cruz and his ilk, they know better and they are in the position of trying to keep people really riled up and scared that sensible gun legislation like we had in the ’90s for 10 years will somehow undermine their rights. Well, what about the rights of all the rest of us? The rights of us to go to work, go shopping, go on dates to the movie theater, go to school, for heaven sakes — what about the rest of us?” Clinton said.
Clinton added: “You know, democracy is the balancing of interests and rights, and unfortunately at this time, the gun worshippers have a huge advantage because of the filibuster and because of their shameless exploitation of people’s unwarranted fears,” Clinton said.
“Well, what about the rights of all the rest of us? The rights of us to go to work, go shopping, go on dates to the movie theater, go to school, for heaven’s sake — what about the rest of us?” Clinton questioned.
Netizens pushed back against Clinton’s remarks on Twitter.
Still whacking deplorables…
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) March 31, 2021
A spokesman for Cruz responded to Clinton’s comments Wednesday, telling the Washington Examiner that Democrats “want to take away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans. It’s unfortunate they would rather pander to their liberal base than pass bipartisan legislation like Grassley-Cruz and actually help reduce mass shootings in our country.”
The House of Representatives recently passed two gun control measures that would expand background checks, make it illegal to transfer a gun without a background check performed by a licensed firearms dealer, and give authorities 10 business days to complete a federal background check.