Dem lawmaker: GOP cares more about Clinton emails than gun violence

Dem lawmaker: GOP cares more about Clinton emails than gun violence
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Rep. David CicillineDavid Nicola CicillineTrump adviser presses House investigators to make Bezos testify Hillicon Valley: US hits Huawei with new charges | Judge orders Pentagon to halt 'war cloud' work amid Amazon challenge | IRS removes guidance on Fortnite game currency Democrats criticize FCC for not taking action against DC station broadcasting Russian disinformation MORE (D-R.I.) on Thursday accused congressional Republicans of caring more about Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOmar endorses progressive Georgia Democrat running for House seat Bernie Sanders's Super Tuesday problem Democrats worried about Trump's growing strength MORE's private email server than gun violence after multiple people were killed at a local newspaper in Maryland. 

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"Multiple fatalities at a newspaper in Annapolis,"  Cicilline tweeted. "No, Republicans are not going to have a hearing on this in Congress. The Judiciary Committee did have a hearing on ’s emails today. Because apparently that’s still more of a priority than preventing gun violence." 

Cicilline's tweet came shortly after officials said multiple people were killed in a shooting at the headquarters for the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md.

Acting Anne Arundel County police chief William Krampf said in a press conference that there were five confirmed fatalities, as well as multiple people who sustained injuries. 

The shooting came the same day the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to discuss the FBI's probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified at the hours-long hearing about the government's conduct during the 2016 election. 

A number of Democratic lawmakers criticized the GOP for holding this hearing.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) called it "stupid" because the Justice Department's inspector general concluded that "no personal views of any FBI or DOJ employee affected the integrity of the investigation."

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) also ripped the GOP for holding the hearing when other issues, such as the administration's family-separation crisis, appear more important.