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DC’s Mayor Blames Shooting On Sequester Cuts

From an unquestioning Washington Post:

D.C. mayor: Sequester may have played role in Navy Yard shootings

By Aaron Blake | September 17, 2013

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray (D) on Tuesday suggested that the cuts made by sequestration may have hampered the response to the shootings at the city’s Navy Yard on Monday.

"It’s hard to know (what could have prevented it)," Gray said on CNN. "We’re continuing this investigation. But certainly, as I look at for example sequestration, which is about saving money in the federal government being spent, that we somehow skimped on what would be available for projects like this, and then we put people at risk. Obviously 12 people have paid the ultimate price for whatever — you know, whatever was done to have this man on the base."

Obama must be kicking himself. He would have said this yesterday if he had thought of it in time. It’s almost like blaming the Republicans. It’s certainly close enough for the low information crowd.

Officials say 12 people were killed, as was the shooter, who has been named as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis.

Gray said the the Navy Yard is a very secure military installation and that Alexis, who reports indicate has been arrested and has a history of mental illness, shouldn’t have been allowed access.

"It really is hard to believe that someone with a record as checkered as this man could conceivably get clearance, could get credentials, to be able to get on the base," Gray said. "I just met with the commandant of the Washington Navy Yard last week. We were talking about the security and we know this is one of the most secure facilities in the nation. So how this could happen is beyond belief."

Again, to review, Hasan Nidal, the Tsarnaev Family, ‘Chelsea’ Manning, Edward Snowden and Aaron Alexis — they were all given background checks and all cleared by our government.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “DC’s Mayor Blames Shooting On Sequester Cuts”

  1. Well this is par for the democrat course.

    It’s Reagan’s fault

    It’s Bush’s fault

    It’s because of Global Warming

    It’s because of the government shut-down

    It’s all because of the sequester

    These people put out the meme, and the useful idiots happily chirp along

  2. 16th mass shooting since Obama took office.

    Just saying

    Pssst – it’s okay to give guns to terrorists, jihadists, and violent satanic drug warlords but you and me must not have any.

  3. “I just met with the commandant of the Washington Navy Yard last week. We were talking about the security and we know this is one of the most secure facilities in the nation.”

    I don’t believe this idiot understands the meaning of the word ‘secure’.




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