Conservatives lash out at Biden, demanding impeachment over gun language
Conservatives lash out at President Joe Biden after he addressed gun violence in his speech on Thursday.
Biden spoke out for gun restrictions, which he and “the overwhelming majority of Americans” advocated during the speech, including increasing background checks, the ability to sue firearms manufacturers, passing a national “red flag” law and reinstating the ban of semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines from 1994.
Republican lawmakers and conservative commentators reacted negatively to the speech, delivered last week after 19 children and two teachers were shot dead at a Texas elementary school. Although Biden claimed that the proposals were “not about taking guns away from anyone” or “slandering gun owners,” some critics have insisted that the president had in fact called for gun seizures, while others have claimed that the president was because of accused of his speech.
“The lines have just been drawn from the White House” tweeted Charlie Kirk, founder of the conservative group Turning Point USA. “Biden is coming for our guns. Time to get to work. Good luck Joe.”
During a Thursday episode of Tucker Carlson tonight, the Fox News host said the president hopes to “disarm people who didn’t vote for Joe Biden.” During a segment of the speech, a graphic of Biden was shown next to the words “prepare to be unarmed.”
“Where is the lie?” Nicholas Fondacaro, deputy editor of the conservative watch group Media Research Center, tweeted about the graphic. “Biden literally told people he was going to take away their ARs.”
“President Biden had an opportunity tonight to help unite the country,” California Republican US Representative Darrell Issa said tweeted. “He does not have. He lashed out at anyone who didn’t share his gun control agenda. He then urged voters to vote for more Democrats. His worst speech yet.”
“Joe Biden’s gun speech was not unifying” tweeted Wendell Husebo, reporter for the conservative news agency Breitbart. “He attacked half the nation with campaign talks about midterm voting.”
“Joe Biden wants to ban ‘assault weapons’ and ‘high-capacity magazines,’ but Democrats refuse to prosecute violent crime in Democratic cities across the country and refuse to protect their children with armed security at school,” she said Republican US Representative from Georgia Marjorie Taylor Green tweeted. “Same Democrats are protected daily by armed guards.”
“BREAKING: Biden Declares War on the Second Amendment” tweeted conservative columnist and talk radio host Todd Starnes.
“Joe Biden does not respect the US Constitution. Catch him,” said Conservative columnist Benny Johnson tweeted.
Fox News staffer Mollie Hemingway also called for an impeachment hearing against Biden during an impeachment hearing Prime Time by Jesse Watters Segment responded to the speech, arguing that the president’s alleged speaking out against the “natural right of self-defense and protection from tyranny in the Second Amendment” constitutes a “criminal chargeable.”
“Joe Biden has shown that he does not respect the Constitution,” Hemingway said. “He doesn’t support that natural right. It really is an open offense to speak out against something so fundamental to the country.”
news week has reached out to the White House for comment.
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