Republicans deny mocking victims with pearls

Republicans deny mocking victims with pearls

Gun Rights

Republican representatives in New Hampshire wearing pearl necklaces Male Republican politicians in the New Hampshire House of Representatives have denied they were wearing pearl necklaces during a committee hearing to mock gun control advocates, after accusations to that effect were widely shared on social media. On Tuesday, the Committee for Criminal Justice and Public Safety heard testimony from those affected by gun violence, while considering a bill that will make it easier for families and law enforcement officers to restrict gun access to people they consider a danger to themselves and public safety. You may also be interested in: Indian man to sue parents for giving birth to him ‘No words’: 400-year-old Bonsai stolen ‘Duterte and Kim’ on streets of Hong Kong However, it was not what was said at the hearing that led to controversy but rather the images that emerged after Shannon Watts, founder of the gun control group Moms Demand Action, tweeted photos of the Republican men on the committee wearing pearls and claimed they were doing it to belittle those giving testimony. "Male New Hampshire lawmakers on the hearing committee wearing pearls to mock Moms Demand Action volunteers and gun safety advocates," she wrote. Male New Hampshire lawmakers on the hearing committee wearing pearls to mock @MomsDemand volunteers and gun safety advocates. #NHPolitics pic.twitter.com/rc1S3Bj9lG — Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 5, 2019 Report Her post condemning the men quickly spread, accruing more than 6,000 shares and almost 5,000 comments. "Mocking mothers isn’t brave," read one comment […]

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