Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal does his best to shill for the NRA while calling President Obama "completely shameful" for daring to bring up gun control following the S.C. church shooting. Cavuto started things off by taking President Obama's remarks out of context conveniently leaving out the portion highlighted below.
President Obama on Thursday expressed his sorrow about the shooting at a historic black church in Charleston that left nine people dead on Wednesday, and he said the American government has the power to address gun violence.
Obama lamented that "someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun."
He said that violence of this nature "doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency." He noted that lawmakers in Washington, D.C., were not likely to address gun violence in the near future, but said that the country must "shift how we think about the issue of gun violence collectively."
Cavuto instead attacked the President's remarks, claiming he was saying that mass shootings, acts of terrorism, or incidents of this sort never happen anywhere else, when of course that's not what he said.
Then it was Jindal's turn to go on the attack, because as we all know, according to conservatives, it's never the time to talk about gun control, and we especially can't talk about it right after there's been another shooting that shocks the conscience of the country. No, we should be doing that later. Jindal accused the President of playing politics with the issue when that's exactly what he was doing here. Hey Bobby, why don't you take some of your own advice and quit trying to divide the country? If anyone is the shameful one here, it's you.
Here's more from Fox's blog on his Cavuto appearance: 'Completely Shameful': Jindal Blasts Obama's Gun Violence Comments:
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) reacted to comments President Barack Obama made about the horrific shooting at a South Carolina church.
"Now is the time for mourning and for healing," Obama said. "But let’s be clear: at some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries."
The fatal shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston left nine people – including pastor and state Sen. Clementa Pinckney – dead.
"I think it was completely shameful," Jindal said. "Within 24 hours we've got the president trying to score cheap political points."
Jindal said Obama's "job as commander-in-chief is to help the country begin the healing process."
"Now is the time to be hugging these families, now is the time to be praying for these families, now is the time to be coming together," Jindal stated.
The potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate also said Obama should be unifying the country, not dividing it.
"For whatever reason he always tries to divide us," Jindal said of Obama. "Today was not the moment. This was not the time."
I'll leave you with this from Oliver Willis in Twitter as well.