‘Gabby Giffords Is A Prop’ Agree Right-Wing Congressman And Radio Host
Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada agreed with radio host Alan Stock that Gabby Giffords “who can’t even clap her hands,” is being used as “a prop” by gun control advocates.
Stock: “I found that to be nauseating and you know what else is nauseating too… putting Gabby Giffords up there…who can’t even clap her hands… as a figure.. of somebody being.. having shot her. I think it’s a shameful act putting her up there as a prop… I’m sorry. I really do.”
Heck: “Yeah, no I agree. I think again in the cloud of emotion surrounding Connecticut those who are anti-gun want to use that to limit their Second Amendment rights.”
Hock clarified his stance to Jon Ralston:
UPDATE: Just got a voicemail from Heck: “My statement was in reference to the idea of gun control grab coming out of Washington DC. Of course there is no way that I think that Gabby Giffords is a prop…Should I have come to her defense? You know, in a fast-moving interview, in retrospect, I should have said something but I didn’t. I was just looking to get past that and talk about gun control in general.”