Democrat Senator Blames GOP For Chicago Gun Violence, Then James Woods Hits Him With The Truth

Democrat Senator Dick Durbin somehow found a way to blame his Republican colleagues for the horrific gun violence in Chicago.

In a recent tweet, Durbin shared the account of a 19-year-old who was fatally shot while simply standing outside of a store in the city.

“This is heartbreaking,” Durbin wrote in the tweet, along with the ABC News report. “Chicago has lost far too many aspiring young people to senseless gun violence. When will Republicans in Congress finally decide to act?”

The situation is heartbreaking, but the political gamesmanship and blaming is no solution. This is especially true when his blaming flies in the face of contextual facts, which conservative actor James Woods was not afraid to share with the Senator.

Durbin, who has served as a United States Senator for Illinois since 1997, knows Republicans currently hold a majority in Congress but, as Woods reminds, Democrats have had a firm control over the city’s local and state government for decades. It also has some of the nation’s strictest gun laws.

Here’s Woods:

“Dear Nimrod, has been ruled by for 87 years. It has the strictest gun control laws in America. Stop talking. You are an embarrassment.”

Woods also took a swipe at Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is not seeking re-election amid pressure for failing to decrease the gun violence in his city.

“Children are murdered by the dozens on a regular basis and this disgusting clown has no plan but this…”

From Daily Wire:

Chicago’s last Republican Mayor was William Hale Thompson, who served from 1927-1931.

Durbin’s tweet came just a couple of days after Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he is not seeking re-election as pressure continues to mount over Chicago’s gun violence problem — which Democrats have not been able to solve with gun control laws that are among the most restrictive in the nation.

The report Durbin shared concerns an anti-violence activist who was shot in the chest and who died later in the hospital.

From ABC News:

Delmonte Johnson, 19, was standing in front of a store on the city’s South Side about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when shots rang out from a tan sedan, Chicago police told ABC News Friday.

No arrests have been made, police said. It’s not clear if the shooting was targeted or random, police added.

Johnson was a member of GoodKids MadCity — a group that describes itself as “Black and Brown young people united in fighting to end violence in our cities.”

The group took to social media to address the shooting incident and the loss of their member:

“We wake up this morning with heavy hearts and horrible news, #GoodKidsMadCity member #DelmonteJohnson was killed last night, he just turned 19,” the group tweeted, as ABC News reports. “Our condolences go out to his family and we will continue our fight to end #GunViolence in Chicago.”

On Monday, as Fox News reports, three additional teenagers were shot in Chicago. The three victims are expected to live.

From the report:

Three people were shot Monday outside of a high school on Chicago’s South Side, police said.

The ages of the three unidentified injured males ranged from 16 to 18.

The 16-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to his left shoulder and remains in critical condition, while a 17-year-old was shot in his left leg and is also in critical condition.

The 18-year-old was shot in his right arm and left underarm, and remains in serious condition, the news outlet reported.

Police sources told the Sun-Times that one of the students was confirmed to be a student at the high school, but added they were working to confirm if the other two males were enrolled.

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