The Twitter feed of Igor Volsky, the deputy director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, offers striking examples of this tactic. Volsky has been highlighting the prayers and well-wishes of elected officeholders who failed to vote to keep people on the terror watch-list from buying guns while also appearing to be courted by gun lobbyists. According to NBC News’ Pete Williams, the suspected Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, was on “some kind of watch list” in recent years.
More empty tweets from politicians who actually stand in the way of any kind of gun regulations. This guy, Igor Volsky, points out some of them:
Disgusting to see this at this time from a guy who opposes ALL gun safety & wants to make it EASIER to get guns https://t.co/BlqB7LS8it— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) June 12, 2016