Posted: Sep 16, 2013 7:36 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Sep 16, 2013 7:36 PM
Source: Associated Press
MOSCOW- A nasty tweet from a prominent member of Russia's Parliament exploited the deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. Alexei Pushkov tweeted "nobody's even surprised anymore" by such an attack, which he called "a clear confirmation of American exceptionalsim." He serves as a mouthpiece for the Kremlin's most vocal anti-American faction. He was referring to an opinion piece published last week in the New York Times where Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the U.S. for seeing itself as exceptional after President Obama used it in his speech regarding a chemical weapons attack by Syria on its own people. President Obama said America's ideals and principles made it want to hold the Syrian government accountable and , "That's what makes us exceptional."