Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe today gracelessly and insultingly politicized what appears to be an attack intentionally directed against Republican lawmakers, saying the tragedy demonstrates the need for gun control.
McAuliffe, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential contender, at least twice said the attack showed the need for anti-gun measures, a direct slap at the very Republicans who were attacked. Most Republican lawmakers oppose gun control of the type McAuliffe backs.
Democrats seize on every major firearms-related tragedy to promote their gun control political agenda. That McAuliffe woud do so in this case is not only egregioiusly inappropriate, but it suggests that the Republican lawmakers are to blame for the attack they had just incurred.
McAuliffe, a former DNC chair and close buddy and fundraiser to the Clintons, is a purely political animal who likely has no idea he did anything wrong.
What he of course failed to mention is that were there not armed good guys on the scene — Capitol Hill police officers defending the lawmakers — the carnage would have been much worse.