As Florida and the country continue to heal from another senseless mass shooting, and at a school no less, local Congresswoman Claudia Tenney has made national headlines Wednesday for saying 'so many' of the people who commit mass murders are Democrats. 

Appearing on Talk 1300 in Albany, a show called 'Focus on the State Capitol' hosted by Fred Dicker, Tenney made the comment which has drawn criticism from her NY-22 opponent - Democrat NY Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi - and many, many others.

Brindisi called Tenney's comment 'toxic' and 'shameful'.

News reports about the Republican representative quickly spread as her comment became the focus of national articles in the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN and Newsweek, among others.

Tenney defended her statement in an emailed response to several media outlets:

"I am fed up with the media and liberals attempting to politicize tragedies and demonize law-abiding gun owners and conservative Americans every time there is a horrible tragedy," Tenney said in the statement. "While we know the perpetrators of these atrocities have a wide variety of political views, my comments are in response to a question about the failure to prosecute illegal gun crime. I will continue to stand up for law-abiding citizens who are smeared by anti-gun liberal elitists."

The first term Republican was also criticized recently for saying in a CNN interview that Congressional Democrats were un-American and don't love America because they didn't stand at President Trump's State of the Union when the families of MS-13 victims were introduced.



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