Democrat Senator Admits Gun Debate Is Really About Helping Party Win Midterms

Have you noticed that this entire “conversation” about guns has been politicized by the left to demonize Republicans and the NRA? Have you noticed that the liberal media is promoting the teen “movement” that has sprung up as a result? None of this is an accident. Democrats think this will help them win next fall.

Florida Democrat Senator Bill Nelson admitted it in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel:

Nelson: Gun debate, other issues will help Democrats

The debate over guns, the “me too” movement against sexual misconduct and the federal government’s handling of hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico will give Florida Democrats victories up and down the November ballot, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson predicted Thursday.

During a meeting with state House Democrats, he also said two special elections in Florida this year in which Democrats flipped Republican-held seats is further proof that Democrats are poised to have a strong election year.

“You stir that all into the mix — and who knows what else is going to happen at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue between now and November — and I think there is a movement,” Nelson told House Democratic Leader Janet Cruz. “These issues are going to help Democrats.”…

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Nelson said the debate will help all Democrats on the ballot.

“It’s going to bring you more legislators,” he said. “If you get to the point where even if you don’t win the majority, but you’re close in the Senate, it’s going to be a whole new ballgame. Then the next election in ’20, the Florida Senate will flip.”

Nelson is probably wrong. If Democrats run on gun control it could blow up in their faces. Still, it’s nice that a Democrat finally admitted what’s going on here.

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