A Democratic congressional candidate in New York state stated she helps a ban on some firearms, however admitted that she’s going to by no means say so in public out of concern of shedding the election.
“Once I was at this factor in the present day, it was the primary desk I used to be at, a girl stated, ‘How do you’re feeling about assault rifles?’ And I stated they need to be banned,” Tedra Cobb is heard telling a bunch of teenagers in a video posted Monday, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
“And I stated, you already know, folks had been getting as much as go, to go get their lunch as a result of it was a buffet, and I simply stated to her, ‘I would like you to know, Cindy, I can not say that,” Cobb added.
“Once I was at this factor in the present day, it was the primary desk I used to be at, a girl stated, ‘How do you’re feeling about assault rifles?’ And I stated they need to be banned.”
The candidate, who’s working in opposition to Republican incumbent Elise Stefanik in New York’s 21st Congressional District, within the northernmost a part of the state, was rebuked by others for her silence on the problem within the public.
Cobb defined that she can not publicly come out in help of a gun ban as that may doom her election possibilities.
“And he or she stated, ‘Effectively, I would like you to,’ and I stated, ‘I will not win,'” Cobb stated. “I stated Mothers Demand [Action] says, and Tricia Pleau [member of the gun-control group Moms Demand Action] stated, ‘Don’t say that you really want an assault rifle ban as a result of you’ll not win.'”
Cobb has a platform for addressing gun violence nationwide, together with the growth of common background checks and banning of bump shares. However none of her official proposals recommend banning any kind of firearms.
The Republican Get together jumped on the problem, issuing a stark assault on Cobb, calling her “wildly out of contact” and accused her of “mendacity to voters.”
“Tedra Cobb is aware of that she’s wildly out of contact with the district, so she’s desperately making an attempt to cover her liberal agenda from voters,” Chris Martin, regional press secretary of the Nationwide Republican Congressional Committee, advised the Free Beacon.
“First, she was compelled to confess that she raised taxes over 20 instances [as a St. Lawrence County official], and now she’s being uncovered for mendacity to voters about her help for an assault weapons ban and taking weapons away from law-abiding residents,” he added.