Democrats’ 24-hour occupation of the House floor demanding for a vote on gun control legislation is over, but not before a series of several elected officials made fools of themselves.
Elected officials made claims that rights didn’t matter and that they were better than average citizens, and used hyperbole to claim they would fight on for days. None of it was true.
Here are seven of the stupidest claims made by Democrats during their anti-gun stunt.
“We must not use due-process as an excuse to support mass murder,” – Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.)
“Law abiding citizens just shouldn’t have to carry a gun,” said Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) but when asked about armed security in Washington D.C. he said Congress needed firearms. “Well, that’s a little different. I think we deserve… I think we need to protected down here.”
Nothing says I’m fighting against school shootings and terrorist attacks like a smiling selfie.
“We have to make sure people are vetted, we got to have background checks, and we have to make sure you aren’t on the no fly list. That’s two very simple principles,” said Rep. Maxine Waters (D- Cali.) who listed three goals, not two.
So pleased about the public support for gun reform pic.twitter.com/xiihgTg4vN— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) June 23, 2016
“The NRA has neutered the Republican Party. We won’t let them do it to America,” said Rep. Cedric Richmond (D- La.) about a party that has a majority of the Senate, House, Governors, and state legislative seats.
“After 9/11 we limited suspected terrorists from accessing planes. Doing same 4 guns is common sense,” said Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), comparing planes to guns. There’s not exactly a black market of planes, but the Senator doesn’t know that.
“I’m prepared to stay here until hell freezes over,” said Maxine Water (D-Cali.) but forgot to add “or Thursday afternoon whatever comes first.”