Republican says she'd shoot her own grandchildren to keep them safe

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Republican congresswoman Debbie Lesko sparked confusion when she appeared to say that she would "shoot her own grandchildren" to "keep them safe".

“I have five grandchildren. I would do anything—anything—to protect my five grandchildren. Including, as a last resort, shooting them, if I had to, to protect the lives of my grandchildren,” she said.

Lesko made the remark when she took to the floor of the House to oppose a gun safety bill on 9 June.

Her comments have resurfaced after a clip of her speech went viral on social media.

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