GOP House Rep: Many Mass Murderers Are Democrats

The Associated Press reports:

A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York said Wednesday that “many” people who commit mass murder turn out to be Democrats. Rep. Claudia Tenney made the remarks on Talk 1300 Radio during a discussion about calls for stricter gun control since last week’s deadly Florida high school shooting.

“Yeah, well, obviously there is a lot of politics in it, and it’s interesting that so many of these people that commit the mass murders end up being Democrats, but the media doesn’t talk about that either,” Tenney told talk show host Fred Dicker. Tenney did not offer any evidence to support that statement.

In a statement Wednesday night, Tenney said her comments were taken out of context. “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,” she said.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Why would she say something like that? How is that supposed to help in any way?

    • clay

      Don’t you know? The media and her constituents are there for her, not the her and the media being there for her constituents.

    • safari

      She speaks the language of her people — divisiveness wrapped in a flag.

      • bzrd

        more like word salad

      • canoebum

        Derision and division, straight out of the Republican playbook. If not for tax cuts for the wealthy and despoiling the environment, it would be all they have to offer.

    • Ninja0980

      Because it’s who she is and always has been.

    • Frank McCormick

      She’s obviously a Fox viewer!

    • BlueberriesForMe

      It gets her media attention and “revs up” her “base”.

    • AstroCat

      Not to mention completely contradictory.

  • DaddyRay

    The media doesn’t talk about it because it isn’t true

  • #DJTK5F

    “Hitler was a Democrat.”

    • Todd20036

      Actually, the Christ fuckers tried to claim he was an atheist.

      • Tulle Christensen

        A gay atheist at that

      • safari

        He was also vegetarian, but he loved his meth.

        • Dazzer

          Actually, he wasn’t a vegetarian. His favourite meal was roast duck/goose.

          That was according to his ex-secretary – and it’s pretty well accepted by historians of the time.

          • safari

            Huh. I’ll stand corrected.

          • There are a number of famous Germans from that era and earlier who advocated for vegetarianism without actually giving up meat. (Richard Wagner, for one.)

          • FAEN

            I’ve never heard that and I stand corrected as well.

      • GayOldLady

        Adolf Hitler delivered at the Reichstag March 5, 1922:

        “My feeling as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded only by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God’s truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was his fight against the Jewish poison. Today, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed his blood upon the Cross. As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice. And as a man I have the duty to see to it that human society
        does not suffer the same catastrophic collapse as did the civilization of the ancient world some two thousand years ago—a civilization which was driven to its ruin through this same Jewish people.”

      • olandp

        In point of fact he was a Catholic.

    • Gustav2

      And a socialist! It is right there in his party’s name!!!!!!!1111!!!!!

  • Todd20036

    Even if it were true, it would be worthless. Basically, she’s saying it’s ok to get guns because some gun nuts vote blue?

    And btw, given the number of people who spread the rumor that the Parkland terrorist was a democrat (he was a trumpanzee) I’d say even in her worthless assertion, she needs to put up or shut up.

    Gun nuts – the ones who hoard multiple firearms, are never democrats.

    • clay

      “Basically, she’s saying it’s ok to get guns because some gun nuts vote blue?”
      Basically, she’s saying it’s ok to get guns because ANYONE votes blue. She’s supportive of the “coming civil war” bullshit.

    • FAEN

      Exactly! When you have an arsenal of weapons you are most likely right to extreme right.

    • Acronym Jim

      If the majority of mass murderers were Democrats, you’d think Republicans would be all for gun control.

      I….don’t think she thought that through.

  • safari

    How about we ban assault riffles so we won’t have to use political tribalism when dozens are mowed down in minutes?

  • Friday’s_cat

    If republicans really thought that Trump would call for more firearm legislation.

  • Christopher

    “Yeah, well, obviously there is a lot of politics in it, and it’s interesting that so many of these people that commit the mass murders end up being Democrats, but the media doesn’t talk about that either,” Tenney told talk show host Fred Dicker.

    “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,” she said.

    Are you fucking kidding me?!

    YOU brought it up with no proof of your claim!

    • safari

      The de facto head of this party says he never said teachers should have guns and then follows it up in the same tweet by saying teachers should have guns and then made it a policy choice with a proposed pay bonus. Many in their party are simply emoting creatures at this point.

    • Steverino

      This is a tired old right-wing meme which has been proved as being “mostly false” by Snopes. And, surprise surprise, Ted Nugent was a big pusher of the meme.

      Projection, as usual.

      The thing mass murders have in common? They all are mass murderers. Most of the murders were committed with guns. According to the Snopes account of each, they all had “issues.” Most of them had no known political affiliation, and some had no record of ever voting.

      • Goodboy

        Yeah, but I’d assign them Republicans since most take the same positions. I mean the latest one did have the MAGA hat on after all.

      • wineflask

        They have much more on common. They’re male and have precedents for violence against women.

  • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

    Said no reporter every:

    Ms. Tenney, your assertion on mass murderers political affiliations are demonstrably false. You are lying and creating further divisiveness. Because the is contrary to the best interests of your constituents and the country at large, will you be resigning?

    • FAEN

      “These aren’t my words but Lord Jesus-he came to me in a vision and insisted I say this…in his name of course”

      • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

        You are good!

        • FAEN

          HA! I’m a little sad I can mimic them since they truly are 🦇 💩 crazy.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            It’s those teleprompters that we read from.

      • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

        Speaking of Jeebus, Oklahoma found a new way to discriminate. So clever!

        You know how each session of state legislatures opens with a prayer? Well, down in Oklahoma, they’ve cooked up a clever way to
        make sure only Christians deliver it.

        • FAEN

          Typical! Freedom of religion ONLY if it’s THEIR religion.

          • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

            I’m waiting for a Muslim or Hindu to deny service to a white Christian using Trumphole’s “religious freedom” EO as an excuse.

          • FAEN

            Only Xtians have religious freedom so it won’t stand.

        • Steven in Texas

          Heck people, I am in Texas and the only reason I am safe from slipping off into the gulf is that Oklahoma suck so bad.

    • Southeast PDXer

      I actually called her Binghampton office, though I live across the country. The poor young staffer actually had no clue what I was talking about – or she was putting on a good show. Either way, kindly piss off, Representative Tenney!

      • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

        Good for you. I would imagine most staffers can’t keep up with the bullshit that flows from some of these rep’s mouths.

  • clay

    So? Even more of them end up being suicides– obviously NOT afraid of armed guards, teachers, or police.

  • Tulle Christensen

    She seems nice

    • Hryflex

      I’ve met her. I won’t bore you with the story, but she’s not. She’s a spoiled brat and a bully.

  • Tenney did not offer any evidence to support that statement.

    And the GOP has their new slogan!

    • safari

      Facts are elitist.

      • FAEN

        The only facts they like are the alternative kind.

      • canoebum

        Nixon used to rail against the Harvard “eggheads”. Republicans have a hive mind. There is no place for independent thought.

      • prixator

        Evidence to back up an outrageous claim is elitist, too!

  • Harveyrabbit

    “it’s interesting that so many of these people that commit the mass murders end up being Democrats”

    “I am fed up with the media and liberals attempting to politicize tragedies”

  • greenmanTN

    “Pardon me while I pull this straight out of my ass…”

  • safari

    I think we’ve moved from a post-fact world into a post-comprehension one.

    • JP

      HA, I read that as post-compost…it’s early

  • blackstar
    • safari

      He’s declaring sanctions on north korea later at cpac.

      • Tulle Christensen

        Are there any possible additional sanctions not already in place for North Korea?

        • Dazzer

          Trump will now go hard and heavy on the sanctions – he’ll demand international action to prevent the cheerleaders leaving North Korea.

        • safari

          I’m going to guess further international banking isolation. I believe it’ll involve pissing off the Chinese in the process.

  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    Claudia is FAR behind in fundraising for her re-election campaign. In a relatively rural district in Central New York she is at least $100k behind her Democratic challenger, Anthony Brindisi (who is also way hotter, but I digress). She is trying to nationalize the race and squeeze money from the right wingnuts from anywhere because the local funds are scarce. Desperate move by a desperate woman, she is counting on the adage, “there is no such thing as bad publicity.”

  • Friday

    Uh, the reputable media doesn’t report on that because it’s about always right-wing disinformation when wingnut ‘news’ claims it.

  • Ninja0980

    For those who don’t remember her, this is the teabagger whom was backed by NOM in her attempt to primary Richard Hanna.
    She laughably claimed after it failed that it was about corruption even though she started off her campaign and stated numerous times after that the key reason Hanna wasn’t a Republican is because he supported same sex marriage and abortion rights, something she said weren’t Republican values.
    A hack then, a hack now.
    Suffice to say, this along with her yes vote on the tax giveaway to the rich is nicely setting the stage for her to be a one and done.
    And it can’t happen soon enough.

  • TampaZeke

    She didn’t offer any evidence and the interviewer DIDN’T ASK FOR ANY!

    THIS is why we’re so fucked up in this country! A ball-less media and ball-less “journalists”.

  • Wisterley

    This fucking idiot is a few miles west from my district. But not to worry! In John Faso (R Marc Singer) we have a fucking idiot of our own.

  • hdtex

    She sold her soul for only $46.5K to the NRA.

    • canoebum

      Who knew she had one to sell in the first place? The same goes for Elise Stepanik.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Like George Bush and Dick Cheney.

  • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

    Things not to say when calling a shooting victim:

    “He said he heard that I was a big fan of his, and then he said, ‘I’m a big fan of yours too.’ I’m pretty sure he made that up,” she said after being discharged from the hospital. “Talking to the president, I’ve never been so unimpressed by a person in my life. He didn’t make me feel better in the slightest.”

    She added that Trump referred to the gunman as a “sick puppy” and said ‘oh boy, oh boy, oh boy,’ “like seven times.”

  • blackstar
  • Bluto

    The real fake news has convinced 1/3 of the country that real news is fake.
    For your amusement, this is floating around teabagistan. There are people who BELIEVE this.

    • So, the number of abortions in half of the total population? By the first 6 months?
      **use your critical thinking skills!! **

      • bzrd

        I know
        made me laugh

      • Bluto

        Yeah, who knew that every woman of child bearing age was getting an abortion every other month.

        • bzrd

          particularly since they are soooooooooooooooooo
          easy to get

      • FAEN

        My ex brother in law would believe that completely. Living in rural NC ALL his life has made him ripe for conspiracy theories and fake news. He really does believe that Planned Parenthood scoops women about to give birth off the street and forces them to abort. And no amount of facts will convince him otherwise.

      • William

        I had three abortions yesterday.

        • Stogiebear

          Don’t forget to use your 75% off coupon today.

    • Megrim Twist

      Death by voter fraud? Can’t quite figure that one ….

      • ColdCountry

        And the war on Christmas? Someone has a ripe imagination!

        • zhera

          Every time someone says Happy Holidays an angel comes down to Earth and eats a baby.

      • Bluto

        evil brown people something something.

    • zhera

      Well thank the LARD that Donnie Dotard has ended the War on Christmas!

      (That list looks a bit too ironic, I can’t imagine even the worst deplorables actually believe all that.)

    • prixator

      This is just one of the rejects from the infinite monkeys typing at random project. It doesn’t look anything like Shakespeare.

      He will probably be hired by the White House very soon.

  • Bambino

    The GOP has become the party of crippling blow hard. They have no capability to run the government. They can’t even make up great excuses to absolve themselves from their own incompetence. Hillary, Obama, Liberals, the left just rinse and repeat. Guess what? Even the teenagers are caught up to their lies while they continue to expose themselves. It will take the generation Z to kick their collective asses out of power. Starting this November. Go down they will.

    • It’s a sad indictment of the Democratic leadership that we had to wait for high school students to speak out strongly on this issue. I’m glad they are doing it and they have my full support, but it shouldn’t have taken this long and they shouldn’t have to be doing this. What happened to them shouldn’t have happened at all. We let the right define the narrative on practically every issue for the past 40 years. Enough. Come on Generation Z! You are our only hope.

      • Bambino

        It is true. The incompetent GOP had made the Democrats lazy rather than staying sharp. A competition is only as good as your opponent skills. Democrats have very little to brag about. They had plenty of opportunity to stay dominance yet they squandered it.

    • William

      The current asshat lieutenant governor of Texas is still battling Obama, according to his reelection campaign commercials. His other nemesis is “big city liberals”, who oppose lower taxes. This, despite the fact that the majority of Texans live in big cities and their suburbs.

  • Does she think it’s better or worse to be murdered by someone if they are a Republican or a Democrat? Where do people come up with these talking points? Sure, there have likely been people who mostly voted for Democrats who were mass murderers. Even if ALL of them were Democrats, what difference would that make?

    • Friday

      Doesn’t matter cause she made it up, anyway.

      • But I would no doubt see this all over facebook today repeated as fact if I hadn’t already unfriended and/or blocked all my right wing neighbors and relatives. I hate this era of empty factoids that even if true (and usually they aren’t) have no bearing on the matter being discussed. But the lashing out shows that for the first time in a very long time the gun nuts are scared that we might actually be able to elect a Congress and legislatures that could pass reasonable measures to reduce gun violence.

    • AstroCat

      It’s the initial stages of dehumanizing an entire segment of the country. This woman, and her ideology, is a cancer on this nation.

  • netxtown

    appears that she is the primary reason that the term “bitch-slap” is a verb.

  • SilasMarner

    Well, isn’t ms. Tenney a real sweetheart. Trying to dump the blame on anyone else but her own Nazi, read-GOP, party.

  • olandp

    Yeah bitch. Name one, just one.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      “Well there’s…um no…well then what about…no, not him….ok, I know, what about…not him either…”

      Pretty much.

  • FAEN

    They get to say shit like this and even after the facts are out and she’s been proven wrong the damage continues. The GOP are such masters at that game.

  • jayjonson

    Surely Binghamton, Utica, and Cortland can do better than this idiot. Vote her ass out of office.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    So basically a non-apology that’s really an attack on others for not taking being abused.

  • TexasBoy

    If course, it isn’t true, but once said, it can’t be unsaid. There are those that will believe it. Americans are nothing if not gullible.

    • sadoldguy

      Most of the trump fans that heard it will believe it, many will repeat it.

  • billbear1961

    All you DO on the right is DEMONIZE Democrats and liberals; so, fuck off!

    These tragedies happen mainly because of your party’s policies.

    Accept responsibility for your actions and enact sane gun-control laws!

  • sadoldguy

    And I foolishly said a few days ago

    “it looks like the republicans are starting to distance them selves from the crazies”

    or something similar.
    And less than 24 hours later this wacko is upping the crazy and nra spox are doubling down about Florida shooting.

    These people (used loosely) are permanently damaged.

  • Uncle Mark

    So if many mass muderers are allegedly Democrats, why is it that the Democrats are always accused trying to take away everyone’s guns?

    • FAEN

      I can see what’s left of her thinking brain beginning to short circuit.

  • ClevelandJim

    What the everlovin fuck does that have to do with YOUR party getting guns off the street Mary?

  • TuuxKabin

    Wait. Isn’t she that French bitch?

    • Megrim Twist

      Sure looks like her (sounds like her, too)!

  • RJ Bone

    Accuracy only counts for conservatives when you’re talking about score at the shooting range.

  • Hank

    Perhaps, but it is the Rethuglicans that REFUSE to pass the laws to STOP selling the weapons!!!

  • Stogiebear

    “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.”

    What’s that old saying? The guilty Republican deposits the NRA checks the loudest or something like that, but please don’t take my comment out of context because THAT’S what’s most important here.

  • -M-

    1) Politicizes a tragedy by demonizing her perceived enemies, then accuses them of attacking her.

    2) Also the media generally doesn’t dwell on killers’ party membership either way because responsible adults know that murderers and terrorists are atypical & not representative of broad social groups.

    3) It would be helpful if people would stop putting psychotic trolls like this in positions of authority or influence.

  • MonochromeMouse

    Actually Claudia, since the unabomber they’ve all been conservatives.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Wow. Who knew quoting someone verbatim was taking it out of context? The continued displays of cognitive dissonance are staggering.

  • Gerry Fisher

    She deserves to have her butt evicted from her elected office. Anyone who demonizes their opponents are not qualified.

  • Ben in Oakland

    If you are a law abiding gun owner, what is the problem with laws regarding guns?

  • Westcoast88

    ALL Nazis are Republicans

  • ColdCountry

    It isn’t the political party. It isn’t the religion. It’s the GUNS! And the only reason guns are political is the amount of money the gun manufacturers and the NRA use to buy politicians.

  • Charles Nelson

    Which party do you think Adolph Hitler would belong to if he lived in the US?

  • JWC

    Well honey a lot of social misfit and sexual deviant seem to be Republican .Politics has nothing to do with it you fucking dingbat

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    Clearly, these shooters are wearing MAGA hats as a false flag!

  • boobert

    typical speaking without factual statistics. Vote her out!

  • Tom

    Time for her and John Faso to be voted out in November

  • RLK2

    vote the bitch out

  • andrew

    Tenny pulled that information out of her ass.

  • FelineMama

    NOT ONE NAME to prove her theory. WOW!! Your average politician.

  • JCF

    “Tenney did not offer any evidence to support that statement.”

    I did not see that coming!

  • Franciscan

    You witch, I am personally fed up with irresponsible, lying conservatives and gun promoters changing the subject every time a mass shooting proves that their position on the absolute unregulated right of gun ownership is wrong.