Domestic terrorist Robert L. Dear, who murdered a policeman and two citizens during his Black Friday Planned Parenthood shootout, apparently gets a free pass from the GOP 2016 hopefuls. The wannabe presidents are oddly silent when it comes to the mass murder, especially when they are so vocal about condemning abortion. One would think that all life matters, but apparently, life-saving only counts when it comes to controlling women.
I guess, the murders put these hypocritical Republican guys and gal in an awkward position. Frankly, the live coverage of the shooting incident and capture makes the candidates’ silence all that more profound.
They support an “incoherent loner” owning as many weapons as he wants, because they are currying favor with the NRA. They have been in lock-step for closing Planned Parenthood clinics across the nation, and with them, closing any opportunities for lower-income women to obtain birth control and healthcare.
- Breaking News: Active Shooter Near Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood
- Breaking News Update: Gunman Pinned In Planned Parenthood Lobby By Police In Colorado Springs
- Breaking News Final Update: Gunman Surrendered, 3 Dead At Planned Parenthood Standoff (Video)
- Media Prejudice: Domestic White Terrorist Captured While Unarmed Black People Executed
The Democratic candidates faced no such dilemma. Hillary Clinton and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley tweeted their support for Planned Parenthood. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., went even further, suggesting the vehement anti-abortion rhetoric could have inspired the home-grown terrorist to attack.
So far, no motivation has been attributed to Dear, but John Suthers, Republican mayor of Colorado Springs, said people could draw their own conclusions about the gunman’s motive for the attack from “inferences from where it took place [Planned Parenthood].”
Carly Fiorina’s office suggested that she would make a statement on the Sunday talk shows. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas is the only Republican with a hope of obtaining the GOP ticket to comment on the domestic terrorism so far, tweeting:
“Praying for the loved ones of those killed, those injured & first responders who bravely got the situation under control in Colorado Springs.”
What the Republicans didn’t say, speaks volumes.
Featured Image: By Christian Murdocks via The Gazette.