Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Blames ‘The Greed’ of Gun Manufacturers, NRA For Congress Not Passing Gun Laws


On Thursday night, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) appeared on The Late Show and placed blame on the NRA for the recent shooting in Thousand Oaks, California.

Stephen Colbert began by first addressing the audience about the massacre that left twelve dead, urging to people on both sides of the aisle that “now” is the “time for action.” Gillibrand joined him shortly after, calling the mass shooting “extraordinarily heartbreaking” and “infuriating” since “Congress has literally done nothing” in the aftermath of these events.

“And it is because of the greed of the gun manufacturers and the greed of the N.R.A.,” Gillibrand told Colbert. “But I do believe things are changing.”

The Democratic senator and likely 2020 candidate explained her optimism by pointing to some of the candidates who ran in this years midterms, citing a woman who won her election after losing her son to gun violence and that it was a “part of her campaign.

“So you saw candidates speaking truth to power on this very and we need to get the money out of politics,” Gillibrand continued. “You have to get the money out of politics because it overwhelmingly corrupts the system.”

Gillibrand expressed confidence that the country will “fight this,” adding that a lot of work needs to be done like flipping the Senate.

Watch the clip above, via CBS.

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