US: US Republican Florida Representative Greg Steube pulled out several guns as he took part in a debate on gun violence via Zoom.
The US House Judiciary Committee was discussing a package of gun control measures following a series of mass shootings across the United Ssyayes.
The Florida lawmaker was taking part via videocall when he showed off his firearms while arguing against specific measures in the package that would institute limits on magazines.
“I hope to God that gun isn’t loaded,” Texas Democrat Sheila Lee said. “I’m at my house. I can do whatever I want with my guns,” Steube responded. Twitter users mocked the Florida Congressman for his stunt.
“Congressman melts down at the possibility of not having all the guns,” journalist Molly Jong-Fast tweeted.
“Committee hearings for Republicans are simply a competition among them to see who can say the most outrageous thing, or perform the dumbest stunt, because the winner earns a coveted prime time Fox hit,” lawyer Ron Filipkowski added. “Imagine thinking the American people are so stupid and heartless they’ll believe that keeping gun violence the #1 cause of death for children and teens is easier than standardizing a magazine with [a] capacity for fewer bullets that fits guns that now use higher capacity magazines,” another account holder tweeted.
The office of Congresswoman Katherine Clark wrote that “parents want to keep their children safe at school. The GOP response to that? A competition to see who can be the most outrageous in opposition to common sense reforms. They’re out of touch and don’t belong in Congress”. – YAHOO NEWS