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: