First rule in a crisis: Don’t overreact.
First rule if you’re a Democrat: Don’t waste a crisis. Right, Rahm Emanuel?
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Let’s put this in the “things not to say before trying to spend a trillion dollars” column…
Looks like in this case, McConnell’s got the cooler head:
“The investigation has not even been completed,” McConnell said when asked if could support banning the conversion of semi-automatic guns to automatic guns — a bill being written by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
“I think it’s premature to be discussing legislative solutions, if there are any,” he said, Politico reported, adding: “at the end of [an investigation of the Las Vegas killings] there will be an appropriate time to discuss that.”
“It’s particularly inappropriate to politicize an event like this,” McConnell said of the slaughter of 59 people at a concert Sunday night. “It just happened within the last day and half. Entirely premature to be discussing about legislative solutions if any.”
“In the meantime, our priority is on tax reform,” he told reporters. “We’re going to move ahead with that in the budget committee this week, and it will be out on the floor after recess.”