Britni de la Cretaz, a freelance writer based in Boston, has tweeted out an insensitive accusation, blaming GOP Whip Steve Scalise himself for the fact that he was shot Wednesday morning at a GOP congressional baseball practice.
According to her Twitter profile, de la Cretaz is a writer for Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, The Atlantic, espnW, Washington Post, Marie Claire and more, on the topics of baseball, social justice and addiction.
But as soon as de la Cretaz found out which Republican was shot, she tweeted, “The rep who was shot at the baseball game, Rep. Steve Scalise, introduced a bill to relax gun restrictions.”
The Daily Caller pointed out the truth of the bill introduced by Scalise:
The report from NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action states: “Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) has introduced a bill to modernize certain aspects of interstate firearms commerce. The Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act, H.R. 2246, would yield increased convenience and choice for consumers, while continuing to allow states to set their own policy regarding transfer and possession of firearms within their borders.”
Please don’t tell me or anyone else now is not the time to politicize this or any shooting. Esp when ppl involved support gun proliferation.
— Katrina (@silentkpants) June 14, 2017
After being slammed for the tweet, Cretaz deleted it, saying she did so “because of the trolls.” She has since deleted that post as well.
When the shooting was first announced, de la Cretaz seemed sympathic… until she found out who was shot.
Oh god this is awful. https://t.co/ocIyPczrft
— Britni de la Cretaz (@britnidlc) June 14, 2017
In contrast, former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords tweeted out a message of sympathy and support to her fellow colleagues, letting them know her thoughts are with them.
As Republican congressmen were practicing early Wednesday morning for a charity game, a shooter opened fire, hitting Republican Whip Steve Scalise.
The shooter’s Facebook page also indicates he is an anti-Trump activist.
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