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Mon Nov 18, 2019, 07:54 PM

Senator Cindy Hyde Smith - Republican Mississippi, Face of Today's Shootings. :Paste Magazine.

She objected on Friday to universal background checks.. Read story, if you can..

This was presented on Friday, not today. Fresno had not happened yet. The Oklahoma Wall Mart shootings on Monday had not occurred yet.


https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/11/cindy-hyde-smith-school-shooting-santa-clarita.html

By Shane Ryan | November 15, 2019 | 10:05am

Thursday’s shooting at Saugus High in Santa Clarita, CA left two students dead and three wounded, and is just the latest atrocious act of mass gun violence in America. The sad truth is that these incidents have become expected, and while the reasons for their recent frequency are multi-faceted, there’s no doubt that the impact of such attacks could be curtailed by stricter gun laws.
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Which brings us to the U.S. Senate. In a dark irony, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) tweeted this:


Tweet by Murphy
Chris Murphy
✔ @ChrisMurphyCT



I’m about to go to the Senate floor to ask for unanimous consent to pass universal background checks.

Some will call me foolish for trying – one Republican objection and this fails.

But when 100 Americans are dying from gun violence every day, inaction is inexcusable.

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As it happened, Murphy’s original tweet came about ten minutes before the Santa Clarita shooting. And as he predicted, a Republican senator did emerge to scuttle his attempt to pass a bill calling for universal background checks. That Senator was Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), who blocked the motion and halted consideration. Her move came just as students at Saugus High were huddled in classrooms, waiting to see if they’d be attacked by a gunman, while elsewhere two of their classmates lay dead





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Mon Nov 18, 2019, 08:01 PM

1. Cindy Hyde Smith by the numbers:

National Rifle Assn $50,211

NRA Institute for Legislative Action National Rifle Assn $13,179

https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/other-data?cid=N00043298&cycle=2018

No surprise that this family values darling of the NRA votes for her contributors instead of American chidren.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 08:03 PM

2. She doesn't give a sh*t. It is that simple.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 08:08 PM

3. She follows her financial convictions.

All the rest is political talking points designed to appeal to her voters.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 09:21 PM

4. That is $63,390 in thinly disquised Russian money

nt

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Response to DBoon (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 09:53 PM

5. That argument can easily be made.

About many others in the GOP as well.

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