Cruz: Obama Using Sandy Hook Murders to 'Promote Agenda'
"Less than 100 days ago that happened. ... Shame on us if we've
forgotten," Obama said. "I haven't forgotten those kids. Shame on us if
This crisis should not go to waste, he seemed to be saying.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statement on the president's gun control lecture remarks:
any conversation about how to prevent future tragedies such as Sandy
Hook, our focus should be on stopping criminals from obtaining guns.
Unfortunately, the Obama Administration has failed to make this a
priority — in 2010, out of more than 15,700 fugitives and felons who
tried to illegally purchase a firearm, the Obama Justice Department
prosecuted only 44. That is unacceptable.
is saddening to see the President today, once again, try to take
advantage of this tragic murder to promote an agenda that will do
nothing to stop violent crime, but will undermine the constitutional
rights of all law-abiding Americans. I am committed to working with
Sens. Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, and Jim Inhofe--and I hope many
other colleagues--to use any procedural means necessary to protect those