Chris Rock Calls President Obama And First Lady America’s ‘Dad’ And ‘Mom’
“The President and the First Lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country,” Chris Rock said at a press conference to push for gun control.
According to Chris Rock, President Obama knows best. The comedian was one of a group of celebrities storming Washington on Wednesday to press for Obama’s proposed gun control reforms.
“The President and the First Lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country,” Rock said at a press conference. “And when your dad says something, you listen. And when you don’t, it usually bites you in the ass later on. So I’m here to support the president.”
Rock, who also called the president “our boss,” kept his remarks short, noting that the other advocates at the event were better spokespeople for the issue.
Rock was joined on the Hill by actors Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Anna Deavere Smith, and singer Tony Bennett. Robert Kennedy’s daughter Kerry Kennedy also spoke about her father’s murder.
The event was sponsored by Mayor Bloomberg’s advocacy group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Bennett, 86, gave a short, emotional statement about the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre in November.
“I still haven’t gotten over Connecticut,” he said. “I’d like the assault weapons to go to war, not in our own country. And I’d like assault weapons eliminated.”
President Obama is pressing for universal background checks on firearms, and has also proposed an assault weapons ban and limits on ammunition magazines.