The White House lashed out at Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) after he suggested that there are reasons for the plague of mass shootings other than the tiresome Democrat narrative of blaming everything on guns.
As is always the case when such a tragedy occurs, the Biden regime rushed to exploit the horrific carnage in Maine to push its anti-Second Amendment agenda and to bully Republican lawmakers into falling in line on new gun restrictions, but the newly elected GOP leader fired back.
During his lengthy Fox News interview with Sean Hannity that aired on Thursday, the newly elected GOP leader rejected President Joe Biden’s calls for Republicans to fall in line on the punishment of tens of millions of law-abiding Americans for the murderous actions of a mentally disturbed individual.
(Video: Fox News)
“At the end of the day… the problem is the human heart. It’s not guns. It’s not the weapons,” Speaker Johnson said. “At the end of the day, we have to protect the right of the citizens to protect themselves, and that’s the Second Amendment and that’s why our party stands so strongly for that. I agree with the comments of your guests there, this is not the time to be talking about legislation, we’re in the middle of that crisis right now.”
The Lousiana Republican’s words didn’t sit well with the gun grabbers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW and deputy press secretary Andrew Bates reacted by issuing an angry statement blasting the idea that there could be other factors in play besides the dishonesty spewed by Democrat politicians and their activist stooges.
“We absolutely reject the offensive accusation that gun crime is uniquely high in the United States because of Americans’ ‘hearts,’” Bates huffed in his statement, according to The Hill.
“Biden Adviser Slams House Speaker Johnson For Saying Gun Violence Is Due To Americans’ Hearts”
Blaming “Republicans on Capitol Hill for high gun crime in the United States, saying that they’ve ‘spent decades ‘” siding with “‘gun industry lobbyists.'”https://t.co/XYlt4e14Yr
— Andrew Bates (@AndrewJBates46) October 27, 2023
“Gun crime is uniquely high in the United States because congressional Republicans have spent decades choosing the gun industry’s lobbyists over the lives of innocent Americans,” Biden’s mouthpiece added.
“Gun violence is now the main reason that American children’s hearts stop beating. Not cancer, not car accidents — gun violence,” he said, not mentioning that the body count in Democrat-controlled cities far exceeds that of the mass shooting incidents that his party always leeches onto in order to push for disarmament.
“It’s not the result of an imagined deficiency in the hearts of the American people; nor is it because women have the right to make their own health care decisions, as the Speaker once claimed,” Bates added, throwing in the completely unrelated issue of abortion for good measure.
“Today, in the wake of yet another tragedy, I urge Republican lawmakers in Congress to fulfill their duty to protect the American people,” Bates’ boss Biden said in a Thursday statement on the Maine massacre. “Work with us to pass a bill banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, to enact universal background checks, to require safe storage of guns, and end immunity from liability for gun manufacturers. This is the very least we owe every American who will now bear the scars — physical and mental — of this latest attack.”
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