Democrats who hoped that former Senators John Morse and Angela Giron would go gently into the good night are probably shaking their head in frustration right about now. Last night, appearing on MSNBC‘s “All In With Chris Hayes”, the former Senators continued their excuse tour and offered some factually incorrect assertions on the Navy Yard shooting.
Giron in particular embarrassed herself with two completely false claims that must have made even her liberal supporters wince in reaction.
The first mind-boggling incorrect fact spouted by Giron was that the Navy Yard shooter would have failed a background check:
Giron: Well, in fact, we know in this particular case that this man, who went and gunned down people would probably not have passed a background check had he went to purchase some firearms.
Politifact ruling: Pants on Fire. As The Washington Times reported:
Aaron Alexis easily passed Federal Bureau Investigation and Virginia state background checks to purchase a shotgun from Sharpshooters Small Arms Range in Lorton, Va., over the weekend, The Washington Times has learned.
The retail store put the former Navy reservist’s name through both systems checks before selling him a shotgun and shotgun shells, a source familiar with the transaction said.
Then later in interview Giron makes up another whopper: