A featured guest at the College Republican National Committee’s convention on Friday, Jenner spoke at length about the targeted shooting of Congressional Republicans last week during their baseball practice. She gave her condolences to the victims and to Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who remains in serious condition. She also made a dig at the shooter, James Hodgkinson, a Bernie Sanders supporter and avowed Republican hater.
“Nobody deserves what happened out there. There’s no justification. There’s crazy people, we have to minimize that kind of stuff. But as far as people that were injured, it’s an absolute shame. Fortunately, the guy was a really bad shot. Liberals can’t even shoot straight.”
The line drew huge laughs from the crowd.
Hodgkinson showed up to the GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia with the apparent intention of killing as many Republicans as possible. He was armed with an SKS rifle and a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun. Despite an estimated 50 to 100 shots fired between him and Capitol Hill police, the only person to have died was Hodgkinson himself.
Jenner has become a seemingly-unlikely supporter of conservative values. Originally Olympic track star Bruce Jenner – she now identifies as a woman and is perhaps the most famous member of the transgender community. However, she has said coming out as a Republican in Hollywood was harder than coming out as transgender.
Jenner gave an address to the 2016 Republican National Convention and has since spoken numerous times to media outlets about her political worldview. While splitting with the GOP on LGBT issues, Jenner is a supporter of Donald Trump and holds many conservative positions – including support for the Second Amendment.