In a recent interview on the Just Something About Her podcast, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called Republicans “gun worshippers” who use people’s fears to oppose gun control.
“The opportunists on the other side, like Cruz and his ilk,” she began. “They know better, and they are in the position of trying to keep people really riled up and scared that sensible gun legislation like we had in the 90s for 10 years will somehow undermine their rights.”
Speaking as if the public would be in danger if the Republicans oppose gun control, she continued, “Well, what about the rights of all the rest of us?”
“You know, democracy is the balancing of interests and rights,” she added. “Unfortunately, at this time, the gun worshippers have a huge advantage because of the filibuster and because of their shameless exploitation of people’s unwarranted fears.”
According to Clinton, the Republicans have an advantage because of the filibuster. It requires 60 votes to pass major legislation, which is currently impossible in the gun-control debate.
Right now, the Senate is split at 50-50 with Vice President Kamala Harris being the potential tiebreaker.