Democratic Senate candidate Cal Cunningham appeared to stifle a laugh during a debate when Republican North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis brought up two police officers who were ambushed and shot in Los Angeles.
H/T: Daily Caller
Tillis and Cunningham were debating Monday in the first of three scheduled debates in a close U.S. Senate race in the swing state.
“You saw the reports of the two shootings in Los Angeles over the weekend. Two people ambushed by somebody. These protesters now go to the hospital and say, ‘I hope you die.’ We just a law enforcement in the western part of the state die,” Tillis said as Cunningham appeared to stifle a laugh before frowning and shaking his head.
Update: The gunman walked up on the deputies and opened fire without warning or provocation. pic.twitter.com/cBQjyKkoxJ— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 13, 2020
While Cal Cunningham is fueling conspiracy theories to disrupt public trust in our nation’s greatest weapon in fighting COVID-19 — a safe vaccine — thousands of North Carolinians are asking: why would Cunningham play politics with a pandemic?https://t.co/OYw7zuJIZf— Thom Tillis (@ThomTillis) September 15, 2020
Cal Cunningham’s stunning admission to 10 million North Carolinians that he would not take an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine is dangerous, irresponsible, and puts families at risk. #ncpol #ncsen pic.twitter.com/KLWHv6bt3r— Thom Tillis (@ThomTillis) September 15, 2020
Cal Cunningham wants to make it easier to sue law enforcement officers.— Thom Tillis (@ThomTillis) September 15, 2020
That's why North Carolina law enforcement is standing with me. pic.twitter.com/6qnGHiKg95
This week, I voted to extend COVID-19 relief for North Carolina families and small businesses – but Chuck Schumer blocked it, and Cal Cunningham opposed it. They don't care about providing relief for North Carolina families.— Thom Tillis (@ThomTillis) September 12, 2020
Cal Cunningham repeatedly says he would vote against COVID relief despite the needs of North Carolinians. He’s just a rubber stamp for Chuck Schumer. pic.twitter.com/mX6q3AYwMk— Joanna Rodriguez (@joannamrod) September 15, 2020