Why would anyone think this is even remotely OK to joke about?!
Caitlyn Jenner was speaking on Friday night at a dinner for a College Republican group in Virginia that was closed to the press, but a video from the event has gotten out and it’s… not so good.
Jenner was speaking at one point about the shooting that took place earlier this week at a baseball field in Virginia during a Congressional baseball practice — the horrific event that critically wounded Congressman and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise — and she laid out some pretty insensitive comments.
In part, she started well by saying all the right things before devolving into an attack.
“Nobody deserves what happened out there. There’s no justification. There are crazy people. We have to minimize that type of stuff. As far as the people that were injured, it’s an absolute shame. You just want them to recover.”
Ok, so far so good.
But then she said:
“Fortunately the guy was a really bad shot… liberals can’t even shoot straight.”
Why does she have to go from a nice, well-thought response to the shooting to a hacky, partisan attack on politics? Isn’t hyper-partisan politics part of the reason why we’re here in the first place?!
Come on, Caitlyn.
Gotta do better than that. Period.
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