Actor James Woods slammed Sen. Dick Durbin after the Democratic Illinois senator blamed the Republican Party in a tweet for Chicago’s gun violence problem.
Durbin shared an ABC News report on his Twitter account about a 19-year-old “anti-violence activist” who was shot while standing outside a store in Chicago’s South Side.
“This is heartbreaking,” Durbin wrote. “Chicago has lost far too many aspiring young people to senseless gun violence. When will Republicans in Congress finally decide to act?”
Chicago’s last Republican Mayor was William Hale Thompson, who served from 1927-1931.
Durbin’s tweet came just a couple of days after Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he is not seeking re-election as pressure continues to mount over Chicago’s gun violence problem — which Democrats have not been able to solve with gun control laws that are among the most restrictive in the nation.