Carney Pressed On Why DOJ Told Not To Pursue Weapons Ban For Sake Of House Democrats
The White House is pressed by Jake Tapper on the DOJ was told not to pursue weapons bans because of House Dems.
Tapper: In the first year, the Obama Administration and Attorney General Holder were going to take action, on regulating guns, and the President's Chief of Staff told them to shut up. Actually, he added a couple words in there about guns; the issue being the fact that there were a number of Democrats in vulnerable districts where gun rights were popular, that it would, politically, it was not wise. Does the president know about this? Does the president regret that it took place? Has Attorney General been told since Aurora or Fort Hood or the Sikh temple or Newtown or any of the other many shootings that have taken place while Mr. Obama has been president, has Mr. Holder been told to resume what he was planning on doing before the White House Chief of Staff told him to stop?
Carney: Well, that's an anecdote that I'm not familiar with, as though, I know the author, I confess from the podium that I didn't read his book. But the, uh -- I don't know and I certainly haven't discussed it with the president.