How Congress Reacted To The Capitol Shooting On Twitter

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Members of Congress were quick to tweet their observations when the Capitol was locked down Thursday because of shots fired.

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7 comments
MrObvious
MrObvious

Well thank gosh no one is trying to politicize it...never mind. Stay classy.

JohnMDisque
JohnMDisque

Boehner - Let the House vote and stop terrorizing my country!!!!!

bobcn
bobcn

Tim Griffin is scum.

I've got a suggestion for you Tim:  With the battering your party is taking because of the failed teabagger extortion attempt, your vile comment is only going to disgust people further.  Do yourself, your party, and the rest of us a favor and STFU. 

hummingbird
hummingbird

Congress should remember that they're the ones who have made guns so easily accessible to anyone. This is a mild example of the chicken coming home to roost. It could have been worse.

anon76
anon76

@hummingbird 

Uh, initial reports on this were pretty inaccurate.  The perpetrator in this incidence never had a weapon beyond her car. The only shots fired were by Capitol Police, so chickens coming home to roost remarks aren't exactly appropriate, at least not as pertains to firearms.

hummingbird
hummingbird

@anon76 @hummingbird Now that the details have been sorted out we know that the shots were from cops and that the perpetrator didn't have a gun. It may be safe to say that she was angry about something  that involves the Capitol.

anon76
anon76

@hummingbird

I would naively hope that the lesson learned here is that news organizations will no longer rush to spin off stories until they have semblance of an idea of what happened.

Just kidding!  If Jon Stewart's shaming of them hasn't had an effect yet, there's little chance they'll stumble on that little lesson on their own.