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GOP Congressman Cites Tweet To Say Liberals Are Using Fort Hood Shooting "For Political Advantage"

Rep. Pete Olson, a Republican from Texas speaking on NewsMax TV Thursday used a response to a tweet as proof the "liberal media and liberals in America are trying to use this for political advantage."

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Here's the tweet that set Olson off:

We don't need prayers. We need cowardly Congressmen to stand up to the gun industry's @NRA & pass sensible gun laws. @OlsonPressShop

Blue DuPage@BlueDuPage

We don't need prayers. We need cowardly Congressmen to stand up to the gun industry's @NRA & pass sensible gun laws. @OlsonPressShop

06:37 AM - 3 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Later Olson asked the host and viewers to go on his Twitter feed and respond to to person who tweeted at him to "get the heck out of America."

"One request get on my Twitter feed account and respond to that woman who gave that outrageous comment about this...What's my handle?...Olson Press Shop....it will come up pretty quickly, my little thing, just pray and then this person went off because I wanted prayers as opposed to gun control. Serve that person up a message and get the heck out of America."

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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