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‘You Sound Like Trump After Charlottesville’: Chris Cuomo Demolishes Rick Santorum After ‘Learn CPR’ Remarks

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In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) admitted that he was wrong when he told students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, to take CPR classes instead of fighting for gun control.

Santorum, who has accepted money from the National Rifle Association while in office, got into trouble when he made the claim and medical experts were quick to denounce the comments as helpful. Parkland students David and Lauren Hogg were angry with Santorum and explained when someone is shot in the head with an AR-15 no amount of CPR will help.

“I blame myself. I said that wrong comment Sunday and I got everybody off on a rabbit trail,” Santorum admitted.

“You’ve got people putting up Nazi effigies of these kids who survived this murderous shooting,” Cuomo shouted back. “You have them lying about a young woman ripping up the Constitution when it was a target. They’re lying! They’re creating bogeymen and nobody is calling them out.”

He demanded to know what Santorum says to those people telling the Parkland students to “shut up and nobody should listen to them because they’re not going to come up with solutions.

“Look, I condemn both sides,” Santorum said.

“You sound like Trump after Charlottesville,” Cuomo shot back.

Santorum then went on to blame the left for attacking NRA members. He seemed to get angry with Cuomo’s accusation of “Charlottesville” and “both sides,” and the interview quickly devolved into chaos.

Cuomo ultimately stopped it to bring it back to what the far-right is doing to demonize the Parkland students.

“That’s the state of play right now,” Cuomo said. “And don’t create some false equation with this and something else because it’s disingenuous to the truth of this situation.”

Santorum attempted to say he doesn’t believe in that and Cuomo demanded he stand up to those on his side who are demonizing the children.

Earlier in the argument, Cuomo shouted down Santorum’s attempts at “false narratives,” such as taking people’s gun and repealing the Second Amendment.

“That’s also BS,” he said. Any rational thinker that looks at the data on this issue. And by the way Americans should remember that guys like you didn’t even want the government studying this problem. Said tax dollars shouldn’t go to it. That just changed now. We don’t even look at the damn problem with our best eyes and resources, ” Cuomo shouted at Santorum. “What does that tell you, Rick? Why would you say that the government shouldn’t look at — it smacked of such obvious political convenience. Access matters. There should be a big fat debate on the floor of Congress. It should be weighed and measured and people should go out and vote on this. Your leadership won’t even put it on the floor, why?”

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‘This Is About the Pain of My Son’: Parkland Dad Slams GOP Rep. for Posting Family Christmas Photo With Assault Rifles

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Kentucky Republican Congressman Thomas Massie sparked intense backlash on Saturday when he posted a photo that appeared to show seven members of his family, including himself, brandishing assault rifles in front of a Christmas tree.

“Merry Christmas!,” Massie wrote above the photo on Twitter alongside a Christmas tree emjoi.

“ps. (SIC) Santa, please bring ammo,” he added, followed by a gift emoji.

Massie’s photo generated thousands of responses, with many pointing out that it seemed particularly tone deaf in the wake of yet another deadly high-profile school shooting.

Four people were killed Tuesday at Oxford High School in Michigan by a 15-year-old whose parents are now charged with involuntary manslaughter for giving him access to a gun.

Shortly after Massie posted the photo, the father of a Parkland, Florida school shooting victim appeared on CNN to discuss the Oxford tragedy.

Host Jim Acosta asked Manuel Oliver, whose son Joaquin “Guac” Oliver was one of 17 people murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, about his reaction to Massie’s photo.

“That’s a huge part of the problem,” Oliver responded. “Someone elected leaders like this one that think that — I don’t know if they’re trying to be ironic, funny, or what — but it’s the worst taste ever. … It’s a very nasty post.”

 

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‘A Little Late for That’: Legal Expert Buries Jennifer Crumbley for Crying Through Her Manslaughter Arraignment

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Appearing on CNN on Saturday morning, the former police commissioner of Philadelphia had no sympathy for the mother of the Michigan teen accused of shooting four high school classmates last Tuesday with a handgun his parents reportedly purchased for him as an early Christmas present.

Very early Saturday morning James and Jennifer Crumbley were taken into custody at a Detroit-area industrial park after failing to turn themselves into the police for processing.

Following the arraignment of the Crumbleys on four counts apiece of involuntary manslaughter due to the actions of their son Ethan this morning, Charles Ramsey noted that Jennifer Crumbley audibly sobbed and cried as she was told she would be held pending the successful posting $500,000 bail which her husband must also post.

After the CNN panel — hosted by Christi Paul and Boris Sanchez — discussed how Ethan’s mother blew off complaints from the school about his actions, joking with her son he needed to “learn how to not get caught,” former law enforcement official Charles Ramsey said he had no sympathy for her.

RELATED: WATCH: Prosecutor in Crumbley parent’s case successfully slaps down defense attorneys’ demand for $50K bail

“This is a highly publicized case, so selection of a jury is going to certainly take time to make sure you don’t have people that already have a bias against for the parents one way or the other,” Ramsey explained. “And I’m sure that will take place, that will happen. They’ll find a jury that will be able to render a decision based on facts and evidence, but they’re not going to be able to avoid the court of public opinion — that’s the world we live in now.”

“It will be highly publicized, a lot of information will be put out there, some will be accurate, some will not be accurate in terms of evidence and things of that nature,” he continued. “I don’t know how you avoid that sort of thing but certainly I could hear it in her voice as well, sounded as if she’s crying, but it is a little late for that.”

“There are people that are crying over deaths of their children right now, the children laying in a hospital with gunshot wounds,” he continued. “I mean, those are the kinds of people that personally my empathy is with them, not with the [Crumbley] parents right now.”

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Every House Republican But One Just Voted to Shut Down the Federal Government

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212 House Republicans – all who voted but one – voted to shut down the entire federal government Thursday evening. It was an act that would have massive implications for many Americans, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, amid the emergence of a new variant, and as the holiday travel season quickly approaches.

The continuing resolution passed 221-212 thanks solely to Democrats and Republican Adam Kinzinger.

Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia “was speaking for virtually her entire conference,” Axios reporter Andrew Solender said in a tweet, when she demanded, “shut it down.”

“This government should be shut down,” Greene angrily cried . “Do not pass this CR. Shut it down.”

“Because the people in here cannot control themselves,” she continued, claiming they “don’t understand how to balance a checkbook.”

The crisis is not yet over. The bill now heads to the U.S. Senate, where a small group of Republicans, and currently it appears Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, are demanding Democrats “defund” President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate.

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