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Politicians bankrolled by the gun lobby tweet condolences about America’s worst-ever mass shooting

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You can have our #ThoughtsAndPrayers as long as we can have our gun money.
  • Corinne Purtill
By Corinne Purtill


Published This article is more than 2 years old.

As has become commonplace after incidents of gun violence in the US, lawmakers took to Twitter today to express condolences for the victims of the deadly shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Igor Volsky of the Center for American Progress Action Fund in Washington, DC, has been collecting such tweets from those politicians who also accept money from the US National Rifle Association. (He did the same after the San Bernardino, California massacre in December.) Here are just a few of them. They include Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell:

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri:

Representative Steve Womack of Arkansas:

Mike Pompeo of Kansas:

Trent Franks of Kansas:

Texas senator John Cornyn:

And from Florida itself, congressman Vern Buchanan:

You can see more on Volsky’s Twitter feed.

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