While speaking to a crowd at the University of Pennsylvania, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., claimed that Russian ads promoted the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms so Americans would kill each other.
“You had the content that was clearly anti-Hillary, and you had the content that was very pro-Trump. But even the bigger quantity of content that was being pushed through social media was just content designed to pit us against each other,” he said.
“They also trumpeted the Second Amendment. Apparently Russians are very big fans of our Second Amendment. They don’t particularly want a Second Amendment of their own, but they’re really glad that we have one,” he added. “The Russians would be thrilled if we were doing nothing but killing each other every day, and sadly we are.”
“That’s a pretty crabbed view of the 2nd Amendment obviously but that part of his speech isn’t much of a surprise coming from an elected Democrat,” John Sexton said at Hot Air.
Schiff also spoke of Russian ads parroting Black Lives Matter.
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“Yes, on Facebook you had the content that was clearly anti-Hillary and you had the content that was very pro-Trump, but even the bigger quantity of content that was being pushed through social media was just content designed to pit us against each other, to exploit our divisions,” he said. “So of course they, as you have seen, they parroted Black Lives Matter to try to broaden the racial divide in this country,” he added.
Jim Hoft posted a short video of his statement:
You can see Schiff’s full comments below. The relevant statements start at about the 30 minute mark.
Are we now supposed to believe Russians inspired the framers to construct the Second Amendment?
Keep in mind this is the Democrat whose rhetoric and tactics inspired the Twitter hashtag #FullOfSchiff.
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