Washington (CNN)The father of a Parkland shooting victim who had a heated exchange with Rep. Matt Gaetz at a gun prevention hearing said Thursday he decided to interrupt the Florida Republican to “let the nation know he’s wrong.”
On Wednesday, during the House’s first hearing in years on gun violence prevention, Manuel Oliver interrupted Gaetz, a vocal Hill ally of President Donald Trump, when the congressman began arguing that illegal immigration, not firearms, poses a greater threat to national security and thus requires a wall along the US-Mexico border.
“My first feeling is that this guy’s in the wrong room. He should be discussing this matter in another place,” Oliver told CNN’s Poppy Harlow Thursday on “New Day.” “Don’t bring the wall as a solution for everything.”
J. Kb wrote about Manuel Oliver in another post. But I am not going to be as respectful to the gentleman for the simple reason we are tired of getting blamed for the things that we neither are responsible for, nor we could control and your first thought is to remove our rights.
How come I have not heard the screams of anger coming from Manuel Oliver after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission official report was released to the public? How come he did not post his ass in front of the Sheriff Office demanding the removal of Scott Israel? I have not heard about of his banging the doors of the Broward School door demanding for Runcie to resign. Neither I have seen him protesting with a sign in front of the FBI Field Office, just a half an hour drive from where you son went to school?
You know what? I am going to bet Mr. Oliver is not a registered Republican. I suspect that he has voted straight Democratic ticket, including the former Broward’s Sheriff and even the school board members.
He probably voted for the people responsible for the death of his son.
But it is my fault and the fault of my fellow gun owners and fellow members of the NRA.
Sorry, fuck him and his outrage.