President Barack Obama ridiculed opponents of gun control Thursday, hours after a shooter in Oregon killed 10 people at a community college. Standing at a podium in the White House briefing room, the visibly frustrated president voiced alarm at what he said has become “routine” in America.
“Somebody somewhere will comment and say, ‘Obama politicized this issue.’ Well, this is something we should politicize,” Obama said in his renewed quest for Congress to pass a gun-control bill.
Dana Perino, who stood at the same podium during President George W. Bush’s administration, spoke to “Fox & Friends” Friday morning about Obama’s response to the shooting.
“I don’t think the politicization was the right phrasing for him to use,” Perino said. “I find him unpersuasive. I could actually be somebody that if you showed me new gun-control legislation could help solve this problem, I might actually be able to support something like that. But he doesn’t take that step. He tries to make it political.”
This article originally appeared at The Daily Signal.