Hillary Clinton Calls Giffords Shooter 'An Extremist'

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has weighed in on the shootings in Tucscon telling an audience in the United Arab Emirates, "We have extremists in my country" (video follows with partial transcript and commentary):

Look, we have extremists in my country. A wonderful, incredibly brave young woman Congress member, Congresswoman Giffords, was just shot by an extremist in our country. We have the same kinds of problems. So rather than standing off from each other, we should work to try to prevent the extremists anywhere from being able to commit violence. [...]

The extremists and their voices, the crazy voices that sometimes get on the TV, that's not who we are, that's not who you are, and what we have to do is get through that and make it clear that that doesn't represent either American or Arab ideas or opinions.

So, Jared Lee Loughner is an extremist? How so?

From what has been uncovered so far, this is a deeply-disturbed young man that had a grudge against Giffords.

Calling him an extremist only feeds into the media's pathetic goal of trying to politicize these shootings in order to silence conservatives.

But what should we expect from the woman that coined the phrase Vast Right-wing Conspiracy?


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