Rep. Tim Griffin Blames Capitol Shooting on Obama and Democrats Via Twitter

Rep. Tim Griffin Blames Capitol Shooting on Obama and Democrats Via TwitterImage via thecabin.net

That didn't take long. After reports of gunfire at the U.S. Capitol Building were reported earlier today, Republican Congressman Tim Griffin of Arkansas took to Twitter to blame the shooting on President Obama and the Democrats. With the area on lockdown, Griffin tweeted:

Stop the violent rhetoric President Obama, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. #Disgusting

After quickly deleting the tweet, Griffin offered an apology, but by then it it was too late (FWIW we agree with Young Guac, the congressman could use a social media expert):

In related news (as if you needed more proof people are terrible): This couple was caught taking a selfie during the ordeal.

For full coverage of the Capitol shooting, head over to Complex City Guide.

[via Think Progress]

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