Dem lawmaker: Obama should ‘exploit’ tragedy

Dem lawmaker: Obama should ‘exploit’ tragedy

In a brutally frank interview with MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said that Barack Obama needs to “exploit” the young children murdered in Connecticut to get gun control legislation passed through Congress and accepted by the American public, reported Saturday.

“I think we will be there if the president exploits it, and otherwise we’ll go on to the next” incident, he said.

“These incidents, these horrible, horrible incidents … are happening more and more frequently. And they will continue to happen more and more frequently until someone with the bully pulpit, and that means the president, takes leadership and pushes Congress,” Nadler told Schultz.

“As we all know this is a ‘never let a crisis go to waste’ president and party. And what we now have is Nadler, a powerful Democrat, already eager to ‘exploit’ raw emotions and the massacre of children in order to push an issue Democrats have considered politically untouchable since Al Gore lost his home state of Tennessee, and along with it, the White House, during his 2000 presidential bid,” John Nolte wrote. Continue reading.

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