Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer heavily criticized the President for wasting little time in politicizing the tragic terrorist attack in Charleston, South Carolina. He ripped Obama for bringing gun control into the picture before the bodies had even been identified.
“I don’t think it’s appropriate to do it (politicize these mass murders) within hours of the event,” he seethed.
“Is 48 hours too much?”
Krauthammer went on to explain that the President needs to provide “a decent interval in which we allow the dead to be buried before we jump on our personal hobby horse.”
Watch him tear into Obama …
via Fox News:
Less than 24 hours after a gunman shot and killed nine worshippers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, President Obama on Thursday called the deaths “senseless murders,” but also lamented the politics of gun control adding: “ I’m necessarily constrained in talking about the details about the case. But I don’t need to be constrained about the emotion that tragedies like this raise. I’ve had to make statements like this too many times… We don’t have all the facts, but we do know once again innocent people were killed, in part because, somebody who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun.”
As the suspect in the shooting, Dylann Storm Roof, was arrested by authorities on Thursday in Shelby, N.C., reports indicated that the .45 caliber allegedly used in the shooting at Emanuel AME church had been given to Roof as a gift by his father.
But Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor, said that despite President Obama’s comments on the gun access, previously unsuccessful attempts at tightening gun controls would not have stopped Wednesday’s shooting in Charleston:
“There are three factors involved in here possibly, racism, gun control and my particular hobby horse: mental illness control or drug abuse control. Any of these could be the operative issue at hand, we don’t know.
Krauthammer went on to say that “I think we really ought to show a little respect for some things which are not soluble by law.”
Respect however, isn’t exactly a strong suit for President Obama. Never letting a crisis go to waste, is.
Does President Obama respect and mourn the lives lost during a tragedy like this, or is he simply hell bent on furthering his anti-gun agenda?