Politicians in general have a tendency to have an over-inflated sense of self-worth.
That’s especially true of Democrats who love to try to dictate how everyday Americans behave, as if they alone somehow know better what’s best for you than you do.
But a top Democrat Congresswoman was slammed for making this completely tone-deaf claim.
In a speech before Congress in support of the “Protect Our Kids Act,” Democratic California Rep. Jackie Speier said that she is under the impression she’s the only member of Congress that has been a victim of gun violence.
Speier said, “I believe I’m the only member of this House that is a victim of gun violence. My body is riddled with bullets.”
There’s only one small problem: Louisiana Rep. Scalise was nearly killed when a deranged supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders by the name of James T. Hodgkinson, staked out a Virginia baseball field where the GOP Congressional team was practicing and shot at multiple Republican members of Congress.
The incident was so high profile that even the corporate-controlled media did something they seldom do: they actually covered a story that could potentially paint leftists in a negative light, however briefly.
The attack cost Scalise a shattered femur along with damage to his hip.
In 1978, Speier and other Congressional staffers took part in a mission to investigate alleged human rights abuses by Jim Jones at Jonestown in Guyana.
There, they were ambushed by cult followers and five people were killed while Speier was shot several times.
Certainly this was very tragic, but how a tragedy in an overseas mission relates to domestic rights guaranteed to Americans by the Second Amendment is unclear.
The Congresswoman recounted her tragedy as a way to sell gun control, saying, “I have a divot in my leg that is the size of a football. I have skin grafts on all parts of my body. I live with that every single day. A victim of gun violence is traumatized over and over again. I implore my colleagues on the other side of the aisle: if we had a 737 that crashed every month for 12 months in this country, we would do something about it. And that’s what’s happening to children in this country. 1500 kids die of gun violence every single year. We have to do something about it.”
"I believe I'm the only member of this House that is a victim of gun violence. My body is riddled with bullets."
— Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), who survived the 1978 Jonestown massacre, calls for gun reform pic.twitter.com/yfeIrsPSeG
— The Recount (@therecount) June 8, 2022
The House voted to pass sweeping gun control measures, but a more scaled-back version has reportedly been agreed upon in the Senate that does not include a ban on what leftists have derided as so-called “assault weapons.”
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.