Cornyn Tweets Pelosi Comment Without Context After Shooting, Prompting Anger

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October 29, 2018 10:10 a.m.

Political reporters and observers are up in arms after Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) tweeted portions of a quote from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) that lacked context and misleadingly seemed to be an inflammatory comment on the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

A spokesperson for Cornyn did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Pelosi made the comments last week about progressive economic policies.

“We owe the American people to be there for them, for their financial security, respecting the dignity and worth of every person in our country, and if there is some collateral damage for some others who do not share our view, well, so be it, but it shouldn’t be our original purpose,” she said in full, according to the Free Beacon.

From a CNBC reporter:

From a former GOP congressman:

From a former staffer for Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder and Chuck Schumer:

 

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