GOP candidate Senator Ted Cruz from Texas is attacking Obama’s comments about the mass shooting at a community college in Oregon yesterday that left 9 people dead.
“Unfortunately that is the approach with President Obama on every issue, is that he seeks to tear us apart, he seeks to politicize it and it’s worth remembering he is ideological and he’s a radical,” Cruz said on “The Mark Levin Show”.
“You know, as his former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel said, ‘you never let a good crisis go to waste,’ and that is sadly his approach.”
Cruz argued that the statements were merely a ploy to take guns away from Americans.
“It’s unconstitutional, it’s cynical, and it’s wrong,” he added.
On Thursday, a 26-year-old male stormed Umpqua Community College and opened fire on students, leaving 9 dead and 7 injured. The shooter was killed in a gunfight with police.
Hours after the shooting, the president expressed his frustration that Congress has failed to act on gun control in remarks at the White House.
Obama said the shooting is “something we should politicize” to enact more stringent gun laws.
It was the 264th shooting in 274 days.