FLASHBACK: When Democrats Raised Money Off the Newtown School Shooting

• May 9, 2014 2:51 pm


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Democrats are OUTRAGED that Republicans have authored fundraising appeals related to the new Benghazi select committee, even though some prominent Democrats are also doing it.

In fact, Democrats have raised money off of tragedies before, such as the 2013 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 children were murdered.

In June 2013, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) posted a blog entry demanding a vote on new 2nd amendment restrictions in response to the tragedy, alongside a giant red "CONTRIBUTE NOW" button.

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The post invited people to sign a petition to urge House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) to hold a vote on gun-control legislation. Those who signed the petition were urged to "take the next step" by opening their checkbooks.


But… but… but…


UPDATE: Some liberals are hazzing a sad on Twitter, and complaining that something something conservatives LIE. Here are some more examples of Democrats fundraising off of the Newtown shooting, which occurred on December 14, 2012.

Obama campaign email, Jan. 17, 2013 (links to donation page)

Obama campaign Jan 17, 2013

Joe Biden email, Jan. 25, 2013

Obama campaign, Joe Biden Jan 25, 2013

DCCC email, Feb. 13, 2013 (links to donation page)

DCCC Feb 13, 2013

OFA email, April 11, 2013

OFA April 11, 2013

OFA email, May 6, 2013

OFA  May 6, 2013

OFA email, June 11, 2013

OFA June 11, 2013

DCCC email, June 14, 2014 (links to donation page)

June 14, 2013

Elizabeth Warren campaign email, Sept. 14, 2013

Warren campaign Sept 24, 2013