CBS News reporter Major Garrett has a podcast called The Takeout. His latest guest is Moms Demand Action founder and Michael Bloomberg paid sock puppet Shannon Watts. Every media member’s favorite crusading mom is on the road flacking her new book, Fight Like a Mother.
lobbed softballs at interviewed Watts over lunch recently in Chicago. That expression on his face, above, was apparently the result of this whopper she told . . .
“Often people think that because we’re doing this work, we’re anti-gun or we don’t support the Second Amendment. Nothing could be further from the truth,” Watts said in an interview with CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett in this week’s episode of “The Takeout” podcast. Watts noted that many volunteers the organization were gun owners or married to gun owners.
“This is simply about restoring the responsibilities that go along with gun rights,” Watts said. She added that while the top priorities for Moms Demand Action are background checks, red-flag laws and disarming domestic abusers, the organization also advocates for an assault weapons ban and has worked with municipalities on the issue.
Here’s the full interview if you have nothing better to do . . .