Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, second from right, participates in a mock swearing-in ceremony for the 113th Congress on in Washington, Jan. 3. 2013.
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Steve Stockman’s gun cleaning suggestion: ‘Liberal tears’


Looking for a good way to clean your gun? Rep. Steve Stockman has a suggestion for you: “liberal tears.”

The Texas congressman and 2014 Senate candidate tweeted a photo Monday of a gun and a spray can with a fake label, calling it the “best gun lubricant around.”

Stockman has been known for his colorful tweets, which have included gun giveaways and an assertion earlier this year that, “If babies had guns, they wouldn’t be aborted.”

The tea party congressman announced earlier this month he plans to challenge Texas Sen. John Cornyn in next years GOP Senate primary. But the race currently favors Cornyn in both cash and endorsements–including an endorsement from the NRA.

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Steve Stockman's gun cleaning suggestion: 'Liberal tears'