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‘That is ridiculous’: Andrew Gillum obliterates Santorum for claiming guns aren’t ‘problem’ in mass shootings

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CNN contributor Andrew Gillum called conservative pundit Rick Santorum “ridiculous” on Sunday for suggesting that guns are not the problem in mass shootings.

During a CNN discussion on gun control, Santorum criticized calls from Democratic candidates for the government to buy back assault-style weapons in addition to banning them.

“The truth is something has to give,” Gillum said. “The stranglehold that the NRA seems to have over Congress, over Washington, D.C., in my opinion, is insane. How can we put the priorities of one interest group above the safety, the security of the American people?”

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“We will eventually have to get around to the conversation of what do we do with weapons of war that are still out there on our streets,” he added.

Santorum insisted that the idea would never work.

“The Republican Party is going to focus on what the problem is,” Santorum opined. “The problem is not the gun, the problem is the people who are using those guns. The problem is not trying to ban guns or try to put more gun laws in place because the people committing these crimes are breaking the law and they don’t really care whether they violate gun crimes or not.”

“Even Democrats who are not calling for gun bans are saying, ‘Let’s do [background checks] first and then we can get to gun bans,” he added.

Gillum fired back: “It’s not the opioids that’s the problem, it’s the people taking the opioids. That is ridiculous. In Ohio, 30 seconds and they were able to mow down a whole group of people.”

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“That just doesn’t make sense,” he told Santorum. “It’s the weapons that we’ve got to get rid of.”

Watch the video below from CNN.

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Buttigieg says Trump can ‘do chores’ if he’s unwilling to leave White House

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg joked on Monday about what he would do if President Donald Trump is unwilling to leave the White House after a 2020 loss.

During a campaign event in Reno, a voter worried that Trump might call his loss a hoax if the election is close.

"I mean, if he won't leave, I guess if he's willing to do chores, we can work something out," the candidate said to laughter and cheers.

Buttigieg argued that the best way to prevent Trump from "cheating" is to win by a significant margin.

"At the end of the day, there's only one president," he explained. "This is one of the reason we not just eke out a win, not just club everybody over the head and hope that we get to 51% and our Twitter followers outnumber your Twitter followers and we somehow piece together a squeaker."

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C-SPAN caller scorched by Muslim comedian for ignoring Jesus after she rants ‘gays are abomination to God’

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Comedian Dean Obeidallah, who is Muslim, told a C-SPAN caller that Republicans are not following the teachings of Jesus Christ even though they may oppose abortion and other policies advocated by evangelicals.

"I am independent," Pam, who called from Arkansas, told Obeidallah. "I vote according to my conscience of who would Jesus vote for if he were here on Earth. And he would not vote a group of people who believe in murdering children in the womb, on gays, which is an abomination to God, on false gods from other countries."

Obeidallah, who hosts a SiruisXM radio program, replied with a lesson on the Christian savior.

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GOPers claiming Trump learned from impeachment ‘look like fools’ after his ‘crazy-pants’ speech: MSNBC contributor

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Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday morning, Washington Post conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin mocked Republican lawmakers -- specifically Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) -- for defending her vote to acquit Donald Trump in his impeachment trial by saying the president "learned" from the experience.

Speaking with host Ali Velshi, Rubin said any lawmaker who made such a statement looks like "a fool" now considering the president's demeanor following his acquittal.

"Jennifer, you have recently tweeted that those who defend the president are 'as depraved or nuts as he is' and, 'hey, Republican senators, proud of defending a lunatic?'" host Velshi began. "The president's defenders are not prepared to go out on a limb to say that he, virtually none of them, said he did anything wrong."

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