It didn’t even take an hour before liberals on Twitter began their partisan snark regarding the attack on GOP members of Congress this Wednesday morning as they gathered in Alexandria for baseball practice.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, one of the main chearleaders of Paul Ryan and Donald Trump’s American Health Care Act, was reportedly shot in the hip. Two Capitol Hill police and at least one Congressional staffers were also shot during the attack.
On Twitter, @thatgirlfrmOhio was quick to weigh, telling her 507 followers “Many weapons are used to kill people. Republicans have chosen healthcare as their weapon.”
Many weapons are used to kill people.
Republicans have chosen healthcare as their weapon
— britt (@thatgirlfrmOhio) June 14, 2017
Sergio Dericks (@sergio_dericks) posted “Scalise..Hope you pass gun control when you get better . . . You got Shot by AR 15! Need to ban all Assault weapons!
Scalise..Hope you pass gun control when you get better…You got Shot by AR 15! Need to ban all Assault weapons!
— Sergio Dericks (@sergio_dericks) June 14, 2017
Note that at the time of this writing, all that was known as a rifle was used by the shooter.
Jen Smith (@JenSmith230) complained by the distraction saying, “Can we get back to covering #ImpeachTrumpNOw? This #Scalise thing is only dividing #TheResistance. We don’t need distractions. #Resist.”
Can we get back to covering #ImpeachTrumpNOW? This #Scalise thing is only dividing #TheResistance. We don’t need distractions. #Resist
— Jen Smith (@JenSmith230) June 14, 2017
Chris Le (@ChrisLeDC) was more pointed with his post, “Scalise, isn’t Karma something?”
¯\_(ツ)_/¯Scalise, isn’t Karma something? #Resist #GunControl
— Chris Le (@ChrisLeDC) June 14, 2017
Pratt Falls (@PrattFalls) jumped into the specifics when he asked, “Wonder what Scalise & Capital [sic] Police think about silencers after today’s horrible events? We need sensible gun laws.”
Pratt was referring to the Hearing Protection Act that will lift administrative restrictions on the purchase of suppressors.
Regardless of the political motivations of the shooter, it’s clear that the political Left will use the attack to promote their agenda to restrict gun ownership in America – despite that known fact that the majority of mass shootings in America have been committed by Liberals.
Twitter user C.T. summed up the Left’s judgement with his post:
This cannot be posted enough. #Scalise #Alexandria #GunControl #gunsense #WednesdayWisdom #Resist #Vashooting pic.twitter.com/ksB6KCWaUy
— C.T. (@Iservedrinks) June 14, 2017