Libs Send in Connecticut Activist to Harass New Hampshire Sen. Ayotte at Town Hall (Video)
Erica Lafferty is a committed leftist activist from Connecticut.
She lost her mother in the Newtown shootings.
Now she attends town hall events in other states to harass Republicans who support the Second Amendment.
She’s the Cindy Sheehan of 2013.
Last week she crossed state lines to harass Senator Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Watchdog reported:
Meanwhile, the main target of the professionally offended left was U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte. Think Progress, Granite State Progress and the state Democratic Party tried desperately all week to turn a series of Ayotte town hall meetings into a referendum on guns.
A small cadre of out-of-state gun-control advocates joined an even smaller group of New Hampshire liberals to protest Ayotte’s three town halls. These professional protesters are known as Astroturf, as opposed to grassroots political volunteers. I call them Hactivists. They’re the muckrakers of the YouTube generation.
The hactivists were outnumbered by Granite Staters who gave Ayotte standing ovations at all three events. And that drove the hactivists over the edge. They pretended to be outraged.
Though the town hall format is a way for elected officials to interact with their constituents, the gun-control groups brought up relatives of victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Erica Lafferty’s mother died that day in Newtown, Conn. Ayotte took her question in Warren and provided a reasoned, respectful answer on why she opposed the Manchin-Toomey bill and instead supported an alternative that focused on mental health and enforcement of existing gun laws.
Afterward, Lafferty tried to manufacture national outrage, claiming that Ayotte has tried “to justify my mother’s murder and the murder of five other educators and the murders of 6- and 7-year-olds.” Lafferty’s statement is dishonest and manipulative. She is using her grief as a political tool, and it should not go unchallenged for fear of giving offense.
The rest behaved even worse, shouting over other people’s questions, lying about Ayotte’s answers, and falsely claiming to have been assaulted by Senate staff.