GOP Sen. Says Obama Admin ‘Hurt’ Newtown Families: Gun Debate Has Nothing To Do With Them

Speaking to reporters yesterday, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) said President Obama and his administration have been “unfair” to the families of the Newtown victims. They’ve been made to think the gun control debate “has something to do with them,” the senator asserted — but that isn’t the case.

According to the Huffington Post, Inhofe talked to reporters, commenting on the family members of Newtown victims who met with senators in Washington yesterday. The private meeting was about legislation that would increase restrictions on guns.

“See, I think it’s so unfair of the administration to hurt these families, to make them think this has something to do with them when, in fact, it doesn’t,” Inhofe said, per the report.

When it was suggested that the families of Newtown victims actually believe the gun debate pertains to them, Inhofe said, “Well, that’s because they’ve been told that by the president.”

A request for comment from a spokesman for Sandy Hook Promise, the organization created by members of the Newtown community in response to shooting, was not immediately returned.

Inhofe was among the 14 Republican senators who threatened filibustering the gun bill.

Read the full report here.

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