Pro-Donald Trump politicians, lawmakers and commentators are cooling off the tragic prop-song death of cinematographer Halina Hutchins to attack outspoken GOP critic Alec Baldwin.
And some of them are laughing while doing it.
Baldwin released the prop gun that killed Hutchins on the set of the Western “Rust” in New Mexico on Thursday. He did not know if the gun had a live round, according to an investigation warrant filed in Santa Fe court, the Associated Press reported.
Director John Sujao was injured. He was treated at a local hospital. No charges were filed until the end of Friday. An investigation is ongoing.
Hours after the tragedy, right-wing Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance taunted CEO Jack Dorsey on Twitter: “Let Trump go back. We need Alec Baldwin’s tweet. Trump was banned on Twitter after the January 6 uprising.
Vance’s rival in the Senate race, Tim Ryan, returned to Twitter: “Someone’s dead, you’re an ass.”
What could be the scariest message (although the competition was intense), rap. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) Mentioned Baldwin’s tweet last year in support of Black Lives Matter protesters that she was going to make a bright-yellow T-shirt; “I have my hands up. Please don’t shoot me!”
Boebert posted a screenshot of Baldwin’s tweet, adding: “Alec Baldwin, are these still available? I am requesting for a movie producer. ”
Right-wing writer and commentator Candace Owens is proud that Baldwin said nothing about Trump is now “getting better”.