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Undercover Video Catches Cobb Backing Assault Weapon Ban

The Democrat said in the video that coming out publicly for a ban would make her lose.

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Drew Gerber
July 12, 2018, 9:40 a.m.

A tracker captured former St. Lawrence County legislator Tedra Cobb (D) on video claiming "she thinks assault weapons should be banned, but she cannot say that" as a public position. The conversation apparently took place while "discussing gun policy with a group of teens who are apparently volunteers," where Cobb relayed telling a voter earlier that day that she would lose if she came out publicly in favor of a ban.

Cobb, in a statement: "I told [the kids] the truth—that the inability of our political system to talk about issues and practical solutions without politics getting in the way is why Washington has not made any progress to protect them."

First reported by the Daily Caller, the news of the undercover video invited criticism from a number of Republicans—including Rep. Elise Stefanik's (R) campaign—who claimed Cobb's recorded statements go against an honesty pledge she signed in a local letter to the editor. (Watertown Daily Times)

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