New York Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney said Democrats are more likely to be mass murderers in comparison to Republicans, in an interview Wednesday.

The comments come as Tenney was discussing the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., which left 17 dead, in an interview on Albany’s Talk 1300 Radio. The New York Republican said the media fails to mention that many of the people responsible for mass murders are Democrats.

“It’s interesting that so many of these people that commit the mass murders end up being Democrats,” Tenney said. “But the media doesn’t talk about that.”

The comments immediately sparked feedback from Democrats, which led to Tenney releasing a statement.

“I am fed up with the media and liberals attempting to politicize tragedies and demonize law-abiding gun owners and conservative Americans every time there is a horrible tragedy,” Tenney said to CNN. “While we know the perpetrators of these atrocities have a wide variety of political views, my comments are in response to a question about the failure to prosecute illegal gun crime. I will continue to stand up for law-abiding citizens who are smeared by anti-gun liberal elitists.”

Tenney was clear in her statement that she will continue to fight for the Second Amendment and did not officially apologize for her previous comments.

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