Daughter of Newtown victim confronts Sen. Ayotte for killing background checks

Erica Lafferty, whose mother Dawn Hochsprung was shot dead in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre last Christmas, confronted Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) yesterday over the good Senator’s vote to kill the background check legislation supported by up to 94% of the American people.

Lafferty’s mom was the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary.

Erica Lafferty, the daughter of the Sandy Hook Elementary principal who was gunned down last Christmas, asks GOP Senator Ayotte why she did the NRA's dirty work and voted to kill background checks.

Erica Lafferty, the daughter of the Sandy Hook Elementary principal who was gunned down last Christmas, asks GOP Senator Ayotte why she did the NRA’s dirty work and voted to kill background checks.

Ayotte is one of several Senators already facing a backlash in the polls from their support for the NRA over legislation that over 90% of the American people, including a majority of Republicans, want.

Here’s Lafferty challenging Ayotte at the town hall meeting.  Below that is a video confirming that the Ayotte town hall was censored to block questions about guns.  Apparently, Ayotte is embarrassed of her suport for the Second Amendment, but not nearly embarrassed enough.  Gun control supporters should have stormed that town hall and demanded Ayotte explain her support for mass murderer.  It’s what the GOP would do – and has done – and it’s why they win when 94% of the American people are on our side.

Here the moderator admits that he censored out gun questions from  Ayotte’s town hall meeting:

UPDATE: Joe Scarborough criticized Ayotte today for her handling of the confrontation and for her vote in favor of killing background checks:


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