Chris Cuomo came into a heated discussion with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) About the power of the gun on Thursday evening, a day after the legislator had criticized the use of a hearing on arms control to bring forward the proposed frontier wall of President Donald Trump.
That did not work well with the CNN host.
"A wall did not do any business in the discussion at a hearing about what to do with these massive shootings and crimes that might – perhaps – be prevented," said Cuomo. "It looked like a big impression because it has nothing to do with the solution."
Gaetz repeatedly blamed migrants for crimes and insisted that building a wall would stop violent immigrants and reduce the violence of weapons.
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Cuomo, however, called the politicians who refuse to take action and to stop mass shootings.
"You have never done such a thing until it became an instrument for you to talk about immigration," Cuomo said. "These mass shootings continue to happen and you do not do anything but go on TV and say:" We are not a law at a distance. & # 39; "
The two sparred across the wall and immigration for several minutes, with Cuomo accusing Gaetz of using crime committed by undocumented immigrants as an "article of convenience" to push Trump's wall calendar.
"Do you think we're so crazy?" Early Gaetz.
"Yes," Cuomo replied.
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