CNN Lets Dem Guest Push Gun Control, 'If It Saves Just One Life'

NewsBusters | 2/14/2019 | Staff
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On the one-year anniversary of the Parkland school shootings, CNN anchor Erin Hill gave no pushback on the New Day show after she invited Florida Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell to promote a gun control plan being considered by Congress.

The same CNN show that has recently dismissed arguments in favor of border security that could save many lives each year also apparently saw no irony in the congresswoman pulling out the old "if it saves just one life" argument to justify infringing on the rights of law-abiding American citizens to acquire guns.

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At 7:38 a.m. Eastern, after spending the first few minutes of the segment discussing the Russia collusion investigation, Hill ended by bringing up gun control efforts by Democrats in Congress. After recalling the one-year Parkland anniversary, the fill-in CNN host posed: "We know yesterday -- the background checks bill, that was an important step for you. I know how important this is to you personally as well. Where are your thoughts on this day?"

Congresswoman Mucarsel-Powell complained:

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