When the news broke earlier this week of another shooting at Fort Hood, Texas Republican Congressman Pete Olson’s office sent out a tweet asking for people to pray, to which someone else on Twitter responded that what is needed is not prayer but for “cowardly congressman” to stand up to the NRA:
Apparently, this Twitter exchange was deeply upsetting to Olson because, when he appeared on Steve Malzberg’s program yesterday to discuss the shooting, he brought it up four separate times during the ten minute interview.
Olson said he was experiencing a “deep anger” because this “cold, heartless liberal” did not support his call to prayer and instead sought to use the tragedy to promote a political agenda.
“Outrageous,” Olson said. “Outrageous. So I’m angry about that.”
Olson proceeded to mention this tweet several more times during the discussion and even closed out the interview by asking listeners of the program to go on to Twitter themselves and “respond to that women who gave the outrageous comment” and send her a message to “get the heck out of America”: