In a short op-ed for Brietbart.com, former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has lashed out at President Obama for crying during his emotional gun control speech, delivered on Tuesday.
“The whole world weeps waiting for American leadership in these troubled times as Islamic savages commit genocide against the Christians of the Middle East and terrorize innocent people in cities across the globe,” she wrote.
“Meanwhile, Obama wept as he blamed law-abiding patriots for the nation’s insecurity and sought to strip them of the Constitutional rights that generations of Americans shed blood to protect.”
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— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) January 6, 2016
In the speech, Obama outlined a handful of actions he plans to take to curb the gun violence that has taken tens of thousands of lives over the past year. These included expanded background checks, improved mental health focus, and new gun safety measures.
At times, the speech made the President very emotional.
“Our inalienable right to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness – those rights were stripped from college kids in Blacksburg and Santa Barbara, and from high schoolers at Columbine,” Obama said near the close of the speech.
“And from first graders in Newtown,” he continued. “First graders.”
The President then became visibly upset, and wiped away tears as he said,
“And from every family who never imagined that their loved one would be taken from our lives by a bullet from a gun. Every time I think about those kids it gets me mad. And by the way it happens on the streets of Chicago every day.”
“Obama wept, while we all continue to weep for our country and the civilized world,” wrote Palin.