In a speech delivered by Hillary Clinton today in Kissimmee Florida, just north of Orlando, she condemned the horrific shootings in the Orlando nightclub committed by Omar Mateen. Just a few feet behind her set Omar’s father, Seddique Mateen. Clinton said
“I know how many people, family members, loved ones, friends are still grieving,” Clinton said Monday. “We will be with you as you rebuild your lives … because we can’t ever let that kind of hatred and violence break the spirit, break the soul of any place in America.”
Seddique Mateen held up a large sign for Hillary that said “good for national security” and “gun control laws.” Oh my. Mateen claimed he had been invited to the rally but it may have been by a mass email, he wasn’t sure. His story changed a couple of times. After the rally Mateen vehemently condemned homosexuality but said his son didn’t have the right to open fire in the nightclub. No kidding.
The Clinton campaign said they had no knowledge of Mateen’s presence, issuing this statement,
“The rally was a 3,000-person, open-door event for the public. This individual wasn’t invited as a guest and the campaign was unaware of his attendance until after the event.”