By Allie Gregory | 26 comments
At today's committee hearing in the U.S. Senate on gun control legislation, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) purposely challenged Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)-- posing a question regarding the constitutionality of new gun laws, freshmen Cruz lectured Feinstein, who has sat on this panel for 20 years, about the language in the Bill of Rights. Sen. Dianne Feinstein did NOT hold back for a moment in firing back at Cruz.
"Senator, I've been on this committee for 20 years. I was a mayor for nine years. I walked in and I saw people shot. I've looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. I've seen the bullets that implode. In Sandy Hook, youngsters were dismembered." Sen. Feinstein is of course a long standing supporter of gun violence prevention. From her personal experience with assassination of Harvey Milk in California--Feinstein has been actively fighting for better gun violence prevention. This isn't the first time she's been attacked for her views. For years, Feinstein has faced off against the NRA and gun lobbyists. When Sen. Cruz attempted to undermine her position, she quickly responded.
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