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

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Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) on Thursday accused congressional Republicans of caring more about Hillary Clinton’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.

Tags Annapolis shooting Clinton emails David Cicilline DOJ FBI Hearing Hillary Clinton House Judiciary Committee Rod Rosenstein
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