Conservatives are definitely not CNN’s main audience, but every now and then an exchange happens that is so satisfying all of us need to watch.
“What I’m saying is a wall has got no business in the discussion at a hearing about what to do about these mass shootings and crimes that maybe, maybe can be prevented. It looked like grandstanding because it has nothing to do with the solution. The numbers don’t match up and the politics don’t match up,” Cuomo stated.
“Do you realize that one out of every five people that the federal government charges with murder are an illegal alien?” Gaetz asked.
Cuomo answered, “No, I don’t know that.”
“That comes from the Bureau of Crime Statistics. That illegal alien are three times more likely to be incarcerated than people who come here legally,” the congressman added.
“I’m not making the argument that illegal aliens are uniquely, like, more inclined to commit gun violence. I’m saying that it’s clearly a very preventable form of gun violence because if you end illegal immigration — You made your point, I want to make mine. If you end illegal immigration and if you had a wall some of these people who are dead at the hands of illegal immigrants who shot them, would not be. That’s my only point.”
And they were just getting started.
In the video below, Cuomo makes one outrageous statement after another for which Gaetz got “testy” as well he should. Cuomo accuses him and all other politicians of only caring about mass shootings since those are the ones that get all the attention (politicians are not news editors) and makes an assertion that the wall has nothing to with that.
Grab a beverage and enjoy.