At The American Conservative, Pat Buchanan slams the Democratic primary candidates for exploiting the deaths of Americans in recent shootings for their own political gain. He explains that the candidates were attacking the president “before the bodies of many had been removed from the crime scene.” Pat writes (abridged):
It was two days of contrast that tell us all about America 2019.
In El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, following the mass murders on Saturday and Sunday morning, the local folks on camera—police, prosecutors, mayors, FBI, and city officials—were nonpartisan, patient, polite, and dignified in the unity and solemnity of their grief for their dead and wounded.
But for the Democratic presidential candidates, the El Paso atrocity was like a loose football in the Super Bowl.
A mad scramble broke out over who would be first and most savage in indicting President Donald Trump for moral complicity in mass murder.
“Never let a crisis go to waste” is an old political adage.
And this crowd of candidates was not going to let that happen.
The naked political exploitation of these horrific acts, before the bodies of many had been removed from the crime scene, was appalling to behold.
Learning in Las Vegas of the slaughter at the Walmart in El Paso, his hometown, Beto O’Rourke flew back that same day and sped to the scene.
Senator Elizabeth Warren issued a statement: “We need to call out white nationalism for what it is—domestic terrorism. It is a threat to the United States.
Not to be left behind, Senator Kamala Harris said of the president after the slaughter that he’s “a racist, there’s no question in my mind.”
Clearly the issue in the 2020 campaign is going to be Trump.
Is impeachment now back on the table? How can it not be?
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