Kellyanne Conway is suggesting the Dayton gunman's left-wing views motivated his mass shooting that killed nine people, including his sister -- but she's facing a strong pushback.
The White House adviser claimed on Fox News that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) may share some blame for the killings, because the 24-year-old gunman had expressed support for her presidential campaign on social media, and she shared a CNN report about his political views.
Dayton shooting: Shooter appeared to have leftist Twitter feed - CNN https://t.co/9t3ZpZ5yfA— Kellyanne Conway (@Kellyanne Conway)1565093996.0
Daily Beast politics editor Sam Stein called attention to Conway's post, and she quickly suggested he was blowing her tweet out of proportion.
"Me sharing @CNN story without comment bothers you, @samstein?" Conway tweeted.
Stein responded by asking her to explain why she'd posted the story.
"Not bothered. confused," he tweeted. "It suggests that you believe his motive was political. Do you? If so, what information do you have to support that. And while I have you. I can’t seem to find the instance of you sharing a story about the El Paso gunman’s motivations. Can you explain why?"
@KellyannePolls @CNN Not bothered. confused. It suggests that you believe his motive was political. Do you? If so,… https://t.co/BsRk86bJr9— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1565095302.0
Conway did not immediately respond to Stein's questions, but other Twitter users seemed to agree she was blaming the Massachusetts Democrat for the Dayton shooting to remove some blame for another shooting, in El Paso, from President Donald Trump's shoulders.
@KellyannePolls The El Paso white supremacy terrorist was definitely inspired by Kellyanne’s boss and his xenophobi… https://t.co/34cmrtWwyd— Timothy Kenison Can’t Wait Til 1.20.21 (@Timothy Kenison Can’t Wait Til 1.20.21)1565097245.0
@KellyannePolls Listen carefully: In case you are not bright enough to discern the difference, no one on the left i… https://t.co/8pjr0tNef9— Ann (@Ann)1565096848.0
@KellyannePolls So what !! He was already had a history of threatening "classmates" in high school. He is a perfec… https://t.co/lXACuVj15K— Roosevelt's Republican (@Roosevelt's Republican)1565095969.0
@KellyannePolls Now do the El Paso shooter— Trish Reilly (@Trish Reilly)1565094185.0
@KellyannePolls Have Warren and Sanders been calling for high school students to have hit lists and refusing to ena… https://t.co/m5bCWeECMO— Art Martin (@Art Martin)1565095595.0