July 21, 2014/Press Releases

TODAY: Will Tom Foley denounce Gov. Christie for his offensive comments to Newtown gun control advocates?

Hartford, CT – For weeks, controversy has swirled around Governor Chris Christie after he vetoed commonsense gun legislation and refused to meet with families of Newtown victims. But he’s found the time to make it to Connecticut – today – to fundraise.

Saying his mind was already made up, Christie claimed advocates didn’t care about victims of gun violence unless all weapons were banned:

“Are we saying then that the 10 children on the clip that they advocate for, that their lives are less valuable? If you take the logical conclusion of their argument, you go to zero, because every life is valuable.”

He also called life-saving limits to high-capacity magazines “trivial”.

Foley, too, has been a consistent opponent of Connecticut’s smart, strict gun law, calling it an “inconvenience.”

“It takes a lot of chutzpah for Governor Christie to insult the families of Newtown one week, then fundraise in their state the next,” said Devon Puglia, Democratic Party spokesman. “We know Tom Foley thinks our smart, strict gun law signed by Governor Malloy is ‘inconvenient’, but does he think Governor Christie’s actions are acceptable?”

“Will Tom Foley finally stand up for Connecticut and Newtown families today by denouncing Governor Christie’s insulting words and reckless actions? While Tom Foley often struggles to provide specifics on complicated policy questions, this is an issue he can be crystal clear on with Connecticut voters.”