White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about a tweet from Hillary Clinton that politicized the Las Vegas massacre. Clinton linked the shooting to legislation in Congress that would make it easier to by firearms suppressors.
Here is the Clinton tweet:
The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots.
Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 2, 2017
So when asked about it, Sanders did not hold back. She said:
“I think before we start trying to talk about the preventions of what took place last night, we need to know more facts. Right now, we’re simply not at that point. It’s very easy for Mrs. Clinton to criticize and to come out, but I think we need remember the only person with blood on their hands is that of the shooter. This isn’t a time for us to go after individuals or organizations. I think that we can have those policy conversations, but today is not that day.”
She was later baited again into making some comment about guns that the press could use in an attack later, but Sanders refuse to give in.