Republican lawmakers who wield weapons of their marketing campaign adverts drew scrutiny from CNN’s Don Lemon on Tuesday.
The “CNN Tonight” anchor defined how gun-themed spots launched by the likes of Reps. Lauren Boebert (Colo.), Madison Cawthorn (N.C.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) weren’t actually about defending Second Amendment rights as a lot as they have been for marketing campaign fundraising.
“Do you want to know what the point is? I wish I had some dollar bills here. Raising money is the point of it. It works. It raises the money. It’s one of those wedge issues,” mentioned Lemon.
But the Second Amendment “doesn’t require us to submit to a lifetime of mass carnage,” added the anchor, reflecting on two mass shootings in Colorado and Georgia that killed a complete of 18 folks.
“That carnage is happening in our real life. Not their theater of the militia,” he mentioned. “Not in their role-playing, because they’re playing roles. Playing a role there. Role-playing ads. Don’t play ‘good guy with a gun’ for your campaign ad while Americans are dying. Don’t play politics with our lives.”