Sen. Mitch McConnell's Sixteen Seconds Of Shame

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We've all seen George Bush's Seven Minutes of Silence in Michael Moore's blistering documentary Farenheit 911, and we've heard Bill Maher discuss it at length. Well, now we have a new political embarrassment to add to the lexicon of shame. This one is a shout-out to Mitch McConnell, who refused to answer a simple question about gun control after the massacre at Sandy Hook.

Dan Amira:

So, NRA-endorsed Joe Manchin is ready to talk about gun control. How about some actual Republicans? Are they ready to have that conversation? Apparently not, according to an encounter that CNN Radio reporter Lisa Desjardins had with Senate Minority Turtle Leader Mitch McConnell in the Senate hallway:

Desjardins: Is now a time to debate our gun laws in this country?

McConnell: [Makes a noise like a turtle clearing its throat, continues walking.]

Desjardins: No comment either way?

McConnell: [Walks in silence.]

Desjardins: A lot of our viewers say they'd like that debate. No comment?

McConnell: [Walks in silence.]

The end.

Yeah, I know. Cowardly.

But what can you expect? He wants his NRA money to keep pouring in.

The End.


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