During an interview with the right wing outlet Newsmax, Rick Perry raised a few eyebrows when the conversation turned toward Dylann Roof’s mass shooting at an iconic African American Church in S.C. this Wednesday, referring to it as an “accident” that was probably sparked by prescription drugs.
“This is the MO of this administration, any time there is an accident like this — the president is clear, he doesn’t like for Americans to have guns and so he uses every opportunity, this being another one, to basically go parrot that message,” Perry said.
Perry then said we should be talking about prescription drugs rather than guns.
“Also, I think there is a real issue to be talked about. It seems to me, again without having all the details about this, that these individuals have been medicated and there may be a real issue in this country from the standpoint of these drugs and how they’re used.”
Perry added that “there are a lot of issues underlying this that I think we as a country need to have a conversion about rather than just the knee-jerk reaction of saying, ‘If we can just take all the guns away, this won’t happen.’”
Watch the clip below, via Right Wing Watch: