Nancy Pelosi firmly believes in never letting a good crisis go to waste.
After a shooting at a local newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, Pelosi leapt at the chance to call for confiscating guns from law abiding Americans.
But Pelosi made a major mistake and it left her running for cover.
Americans were horrified to learn that a deranged gunman stormed the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland and opened fire.
The murderer specifically targeted the paper because he had filed a 2012 defamation suit against the Gazette and one of its columnists after a 2011 story had mentioned a criminal harassment case against him.
This horrific tragedy was an act of pure madness, but that did not stop partisans from attempting to exploit the death of five innocents to score political points.
Nancy Pelosi was one of the first to post on social media that this terrible tragedy was an example of why Congress needed to confiscate firearms.
“Praying for everyone injured & the families of those lost in today’s shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. Congress has a responsibility to take action to prevent the tragedy of gun violence. Every day it fails to do so is a stain on our country.”
Not to be outdone, far-left Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois also echoed Pelosi’s call for gun confiscation:
“Heartbroken to once again hear of another mass shooting tragedy in America, this time at a newspaper in Annapolis. When will the Republicans who control Congress have the courage to buck the NRA and act on gun safety bills to stop the next shooting?”
“Cities and towns across America feel the heavy toll gun violence takes on their community daily. Chicago – a city I’m proud to represent – has suffered greatly from this scourge. The Republican complacency to act on this epidemic has to end.”
At the time when Pelosi and Durbin tweeted, there was no known information about the shooter, his motives, the weapon he used, or how he obtained it.
Liberal journalists also speculated that the killer was inspired by President Trump labeling fake news the “enemy of the people.”
But that accusation was just as wrongheaded as Pelosi’s call for more gun control.
The killer was motivated by personal hatred and not politics.
And he used a shotgun, not an AR-15.
Every liberal narrative about the shooting collapsed once all the facts were known.
Millions of Americans were disgusted that Pelosi used her tweet expressing thoughts and prayers as a Trojan horse to call for more gun control.
The bodies were not even cold yet and Pelosi was firing off tweets designed to try and win a news cycle.
Her actions were everything people hate about politicians.
Critics pointed out that Pelosi’s actions demonstrate her concern was not for the victims, but how she could manipulate the circumstances of their tragic deaths to her political advantage.
Pelosi and Durbin demonized Republicans for supporting the Second Amendment without even knowing any of the facts of the tragedy.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.