January 13, 2014/Press Releases

DiNardo Blasts David Walker for His Callous Comments Regarding Sandy Hook Tragedy

Hartford, CT – Speaking at his Lt. Governor campaign announcement press conference today, David Walker stunned Connecticut by dismissing the tragedy at Sandy Hook and the efforts to prevent future tragedies.  From CT News Junkie, “Walker was less interested in discussing other controversial issues. During the press conference, he was asked about his position on gun control and the new firearm regulations passed last year after the Sandy Hook shooting… Walker answered the question, saying he would not have supported the bill, but he qualified his answer. ‘I’m going to focus on the economy, jobs, and fiscal responsibility,’ he said. ‘I will deal, as you are requesting, with certain social issues that are important to many people but in my view are not ‘Priority One.’” [CT News Junkie, 1/13/14]

“Not much surprises me anymore, but David Walker’s cavalier, dismissive attitude is shocking,” said Nancy DiNardo, Connecticut Democratic Party Chairwoman.  “To refer to the public policy debate that rightly followed the Sandy Hook tragedy as a ‘social issue’ demeans the importance of the debate.  It’s not a ‘social issue’; it’s an issue involving the safety and security of our children and the adults in whose care we place them every day.  He ought to be ashamed of himself, and he ought to apologize.”

DiNardo continued, “One more thing, he said he was dealing with the issue because a reporter requested him to.  So much for leadership.  Not exactly a profile in courage.”

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