Susan Collins finds it “extremely disappointing” that Americans want to take action against gun violence immediately after a weekend that contained two mass shootings.
Collins told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that so soon after a mass shooting is not moment for doing anything but consoling people: “there are times for political debate, but this is not one of them.”
American Bridge tweeted out the audio:
NEW: After two mass shootings, @SenatorCollins thinks it’s "extremely disappointing" that people are calling for gun reform.
— American Bridge (@American_Bridge) August 7, 2019
Considering there have been nearly as many mass shootings as days in 2019, people are wondering exactly when Collins will approve of a “political debate” or discussions about reducing gun violence.
If we wait for all the memorials to be over, hell will freeze over before we can address the gun issue.
— Pat Fuller #45isaPuppet (@bannerite) August 7, 2019
Bre Kidman, who is running for Collins’ seat, also finds the Senator’s inaction “distasteful.”
Oh my god, give it a rest Susan. Sit ALL THE WAY down.
— bre🏳️🌈kidman🇺🇸for🦞Maine🌹(D) (@BeeKay4ME) August 7, 2019
Apparently, being “disappointed” is Susan Collins’ brand…
— American Bridge (@American_Bridge) July 19, 2019
The truth is, the only people who should be “disappointed” here are the people of Maine who were expecting a Senator who would show actual leadership to solve the nation’s most pressing problems.
-DB & JR