Caitlyn Jenner told a group of college Republicans on Friday that the attack on a GOP baseball practice last Wednesday is just proof that “liberals can’t even shoot straight.”
The Washington Examiner reported that Jenner made the remarks during a speech to the College Republican Foundation of Virginia.
“Nobody deserves what happened out there,” Jenner said. “There’s no justification.”
“As far as the people that were injured, it’s an absolute shame. You just want them to recover,” Jenner went on. “Fortunately the guy was a really bad shot… liberals can’t even shoot straight.”
Jenner transitioned from her previous life as Olympic champion Bruce Jenner to become Caitlyn in 2015. Her status as a former Olympian and cast member of the reality TV series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” critics say, has insulated her from the types of struggles most transgender people face.
She has consistently maintained that she is a Republican and has been an on-again. off-again booster of President Donald Trump — in spite of the GOP and the reactionary right’s full court press over the last half decade to demonize transmen and transwomen as deviant child molesters and rapists.
On Wednesday, gunman James Hodgkinson opened fire on a group of Republican congressmen and their aides who were practicing for a charity baseball match against Democrats. Five people were injured and Hodgkinson was killed by police.
Hodgkinson was a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and was feverishly devoted to liberal and progressive causes. His social media accounts bristle with hatred for Republicans, for Donald Trump and for Hillary Clinton, who he saw a shill for the corporate Democratic establishment.
Watch Jenner’s full speech, embedded below:
In statement that ‘reads like a chilling warning of more coups to come,’ Trump celebrates military coup in Bolivia
"The Trump administration has cast aside the pretext of calling for new elections. Now it's praising Evo Morales' resignation at the barrel of a gun."
U.S. President Donald Trump made official his administration's support for the military coup in Bolivia with a celebratory statement late Monday that one observer said "reads like a chilling warning of more coups to come."
Send in the clowns: Impeachment is serious stuff, but the GOP wants a circus
The impeachment of Donald Trump is not just a matter of holding the president accountable for his confessed plot to extort Ukraine at a time when Russia is engaged in both an invasion of that country and a cyber-invasion of the United States. This impeachment is also a mandatory warning to myriad potential Trump copycats that serving as a carrier of the political disease known as Trumpism is absolutely not a path to more winning, but a political death wish.
This article first appeared in Salon.
Trump goes on wild Biden conspiracy tweetstorm as public impeachment hearings threaten to expose his presidency
President Donald Trump started firing off misleading tweets before sunrise to defend himself from the impeachment inquiry.
The president started tweeting a bit earlier than usual, at 6:25 a.m. EST, complaining about the public phase of the inquiry, which begins Wednesday with testimony from George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and Bill Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine.
Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, will testify Friday.
"Why is such a focus put on 2nd and 3rd hand witnesses, many of whom are Never Trumpers, or whose lawyers are Never Trumpers, when all you have to do is read the phone call (transcript) with the Ukrainian President and see first hand?" Trump tweeted.