In case anyone was still taking bets on the over/under for how long it would take someone to blame President Obama for the worst mass shooting in US history, the answer is about five seconds. Fox News guest Sebastian Gorka made just that case to Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo just hours after the attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida that is being treated as an acto of terror, and which left 50 people dead.
According to Gorka, both Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are to blame, as well as “political correctness”:
This attack in part was facilitated by the policies of this administration, President Obama and Secretary Clinton, that have allowed political correctness into the threat assessment. Today I beg the White House, stop with the political correctness. We need to destroy this enemy before more innocent people, gay, straight, black, white, brown, yellow are murdered on U.S. soil.
In response to the terrorist attack in San Bernardino last year, President Obama called “extremist ideology” a “real problem that Muslims must confront, without excuse,” but he and his administration have elected not to use any variation of the specific term “radical Islam” to describe terrorism, in an effort to avoid alienating Muslim allies.
Correction: Gorka is not a Fox commentator, as this post initially reported. He is a frequent guest on the network.
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