Senior White House advisor Kellyanne Conway got into it with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday, slamming the left-leaning anchor for suggesting Republicans “owed” the victims of Sunday’s deadly rampage and the President was being “insensitive” to the injured.
Sparks flew as Cuomo and Conway went back-and-forth regarding the administration’s response to the worst mass shooting in American history; when Stephen Paddock opened fire from his high-rise hotel, killing 59 people and injuring over 500.
“Why don’t we owe the victims of this the same consideration that they showed each other? To take on something that’s hard, that’s even dangerous, in the effort to stop this from happening to everybody else?” asked Cuomo. “Why not take this challenge on right now?”
Conway quickly pointed out that it was the Obama administration that had cleared the “bump stock” accessory –which allowed the gunman to convert a semi-automatic rifle into a fully automatic weapon- for sale throughout the country.
“You see Hillary Clinton who’s out on a book tour talking about herself -not talking about this…You see her rushing to judgment on Twitter the other day while people are still looking through the rubble, searching through the hospitals for their missing loved ones, trying to politicize it,” she added.
Watch Conway and Cuomo’s exchange above.