Kellyanne Conway: "The Second Amendment is a bedrock principle of our Constitution ... that should be protected" https://t.co/2WYmWASFmo
— New Day (@NewDay) October 5, 2017
The White House counselor on Thursday criticized top Democrats for advocating for gun control in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, saying “this conversation isn’t being had until tragedies like this strike.”
“You see Hillary Clinton ... rushing to judgment on Twitter the other day while people are still looking through the rubble, searching through the hospitals for their missing loved ones, trying to politicize,” Conway said. “She’s tweeted about guns exactly one time this year. Bernie Sanders, zero times. Elizabeth Warren, zero times. They have tweeted about Russia over 30 times, Sanders and Warren.”
Then Conway turned her attention to CNN’s coverage of the ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“Your obsession with Russia has been to the exclusion of this conversation,” she said. “I know the high-horse cavalry loves to run in, beating and thumping their chests after the tragedies, but let’s step back and have a thoughtful conversation about everything that’s at play here.”
“Kellyanne, I’m tired, so I apologize in advance, but I have to tell you, a lot of this just doesn’t wash,” he said. “All you need to know about the bump stock is that it was legal and that’s what allowed him to lay down that field of fire. That’s all you need to know about it. There’s no thoughtful conversation to have about it.”
Watch the full exchange in the video above.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.