Erica Lafferty, the daughter of slain Sandy Hook Principal, Dawn Hochsprung, took New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte to task for not supporting the Manchin-Toomey Amendment expanding background checks for gun purchases.
Lafferty: “You had mentioned that day the burden on owners of gun stores that the expanded background checks would harm. I am just wondering why the burden of my mother being gunned down in the halls of her elementary school isn’t more important than that.”
Ayotte: “Erica, I, certainly let me just say — I’m obviously so sorry. And, um, I think that ultimately when we look at what happened in Sandy Hook, I understand that’s what drove this whole discussion — all of us want to make sure that doesn’t happen again.”
Once Ayotte finished her response, Lafferty walked out on the town hall and left the room while the Senator took more questions.
Ayotte’s overall favorability rating in her state has dropped a net 15 points since she joined the GOP filibuster blocking the amendment.
Something tells me this won’t help.