CNN host Piers Morgan more than met his match in Tennessee Sen. Stacey Campfield Wednesday night. At the close of the interview, the state lawmaker asked Morgan, “Now that gun control has failed, Piers, I’m wondering when are you going to move back to England?”
Campfield was recently criticized for a joke he’d made, seeking a ban on “assault pressure cookers” after the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing.
Referring to this, Morgan began, “Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield is standing firm, refusing to apologize for a joke he made about assault pressure cookers that clearly mocked the push for more gun control in America.
When asked why he’d done it, Campfield replied:
Just pointing out the hypocrisy of the left, how they push for gun control ten seconds after Sandy Hook shooting. And yet when something else happens, they refuse to say that hey, it’s not an inanimate object; it’s actually the person. So when people go on and say, we have to get rid of guns, we got to push for gun control, it’s just ridiculous. It’s like pushing for pressure cooker control after the explosion.
After the two parried back and forth, the senator asked the CNN host a question. “Now that gun control has failed, Piers, I’m wondering when are you going to move back to England? Because everyone in Tennessee is dying to know.”
Morgan had once threatened to return to England, saying, “If America won’t change its crazy gun laws… I may deport myself,” according to the Daily Mail.
But he instead replied, “I’m going to hang around and just see if people can’t grow enough courage in this country to face the reality of your gun violence problem.”
REad the full transcript at NewsBusters.
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