Taking aim at Lamar Alexander's (R-Tenn.) seat in the United States Senate in the 2014 election, U.S. Senatorial candidate (D-Tenn.) Larry Crim says that the Senators recent comments about video games are just a political game to avoid tough questions. Crim, who filed federal papers this morning to oppose Alexander in 2014, was referring to the Senator's recent comments on MSNBC when he told Chuck Todd that "video games are a bigger problem than guns because video games affect people."
Todd was asking the Senator about gun control legislation that maybe in the pipeline and if he would support it. The Senator responded with the above referenced statement and said he was "going to wait and see on all these bills," referring to a variety of bills that would be put before the senate to deal with gun control-related issues.
But Crim thinks that Alexander's comments are a classic dodge from a career politician:
"I think political games, which career politicians like Lamar Alexander play to keep from answering questions and addressing serious problems of increased violence facing our nation, are a bigger problem than video games because such political games affect Americans," he said.
"It is remarkable that our sitting senator appeared on national TV, representing for Tennessee, and fell silent on serious questions of gun violence facing our nation, while diverting the focus onto video games without a shred of evidence supporting his views or a statement of what he plans to do about either guns, about which he was asked, or video games, which he raised," added Crim. "Tennesseans and Americans are entitled to know what our U.S. Senator is planning to do about the serious issues before the Senate, and especially about issues he, himself, raises."