Democratic Senate candidate Cal Cunningham appeared to laugh during a debate when Republican North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis brought up two police officers who were ambushed and shot in Los Angeles.
Tillis and Cunningham were debating Monday in the first of three scheduled debates in a close U.S. Senate race in the swing state.
Cunningham’s seeming reaction to Tillis bringing up the shootings was clipped and posted to Twitter by National Republican Senatorial Committee press secretary Joanna Rodriguez.
— Joanna Rodriguez (@joannamrod) September 15, 2020
“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.
Protesters chanted, “We hope they die” at the entrance to a Los Angeles County emergency room Sunday morning after two officers, a 31-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, were