TODAY   |  September 17, 2013

Russian official posts cynical tweets about DC shooting

Alexei Pushkov, a member of Russia’s parliament, sent out a series of tweets on Monday after the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, blaming them on “American exceptionalism.”

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>>> terrible shooting in washington yesterday, a russian lawmaker is getting controversy because he tweeted the tragedy was a clear confirmation of american exceptionalism . this is a not so subtle reference to vladimir putin 's ad where he mocked president obama 's comment that there is something unique about the united states . he said no, there isn't and now this lawmaker followed up with a tweet that i think is in one piece.

>> you want to score political points that's one thing. 12 people get killed, you shut