June 19, 2017 at 11:35 am PDT | by Mariah Cooper
Caitlyn Jenner on GOP baseball shooting: ‘liberals can’t shoot straight’
Caitlyn Jenner, gay news, Washington Blade

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Caitlyn Jenner is facing backlash for joking about the GOP baseball practice shooting that left Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) hospitalized in critical condition.

While speaking at the College Republican National Committee’s convention on Friday, Jenner gave her thoughts on James Hodgkinson opening fire on the group, which included members of Congress and police officers, on Wednesday.

“First of all, nobody deserves what happened out there,” Jenner began in the video posted on the College Republican Federation of Virginia’s Facebook page. “There’s no justification. There are crazy people in the world. We have to minimize that type of stuff.”

“But as far as people that were injured, it’s an absolute shame. Fortunately, the guy was a really bad shot. Liberals can’t even shoot straight,” Jenner joked.

While the crowd laughed at the quip, Jenner is facing backlash for the comment including from “Will & Grace” star, Debra Messing.

Jenner, who has not commented on the criticism, spent Father’s Day with her daughters Kendall and Kylie in Beverly Hills.

Scalise’s condition was upgraded from “critical” to “serious” over the weekend.

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