Asked during a discussion at the College Republican National Committee’s convention to comment on the violent attack on a GOP baseball practice earlier in the week, Caitlyn Jenner quipped, “Liberals can’t even shoot straight.”
Video of Jenner’s remarks, which were delivered at a dinner closed to press on Friday, was posted to Facebook Live by a College Republican group in Virginia.
“Nobody deserves what happened out there,” Jenner began. “There’s no justification.”
“There are crazy people. We have to minimize that type of stuff,” the Olympic champion added, reacting to the shooting that targeted a Republican practice for the annual congressional baseball game on Wednesday, hospitalizing five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise who remains in critical condition.
“As far as the people that were injured, it’s an absolute shame. You just want them to recover,” Jenner continued. “Fortunately the guy was a really bad shot… liberals can’t even shoot straight.”
Jenner’s comment alluded to gunman James Hodgkinson’s documented allegiance to liberal causes. Hodgkinson reportedly volunteered on the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during last year’s election cycle. On Friday, the Daily Caller reported that police found a list of conservative House Freedom Caucus members on Hodgkinson’s body.
Jenner’s remarks at the convention came in the form of a question and answer session where a moderator incorporated questions submitted by college students in the audience. Over the course of the dinner, Jenner spoke on a variety of topics, from Kanye West to the Paris climate agreement, which the track and field legend said was “just a way for the rest of the world to kind of ruin us economically.”
Emily Jashinsky is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.