Cornyn Tweets Pelosi Comment Without Context After Shooting, Prompting Anger

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cornyn called Friday for “big tent” inclusiveness among Republicans and suggested that, moving forward, his ... FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cornyn called Friday for “big tent” inclusiveness among Republicans and suggested that, moving forward, his party should be the “responsible adults in the room and actually govern”, a stark contrast to his junior colleague and fellow Texan, the ideologically fire-breathing Ted Cruz. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) MORE LESS
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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.

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  1. Cornyn Tweets Pelosi Comment Without Context After Shooting, Prompting Anger

    What he needs is derision, and a lot of it.

  2. So let’s get this straight: the number two GOP senator is actively encouraging people to think that Nancy Pelosi is calling for violence. What the FUCK is wrong with these people?

  3. Fear + hate + cynicism = GOP

  4. Avatar for dave48 dave48 says:

    Wow! That’s so incredibly dishonest, even for Cornyn. That’s even douchier that most of what McConnell has done lately.

  5. This IS more fake NEWS enemy of the PEOPLE that is GETTING JEWS killed! SOROS and THE REPORTERS must STOP SPREADING Anger and Outrage. WHEN PEOPLE embrace TRUMP all sides together in Peace and Harmony. Fake News Must is RIPPING AMERICAS FABRIC!

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