tenneydemsRep. Claudia Tenney’s controversial remark about mass murderers has turned into a fundraising pitch for New York Democrats.

The state Democratic Committee on Friday released a fundraising email slamming the Republican lawmaker’s unsubstantiated claim that mass murderers in “many cases” turn out to be Democrats.

“Just days after the tragic Florida high school shooting, where over 30 people were killed or wounded, Tenney showed she is nothing but a puppet of the far right-wing, conjuring up crack pot conspiracy theories,” the email states, asking supporters to donate as little as $2.

Tenney on Thursday in her district declined to answer questions about the remark, which came in a radio interview with Fred Dicker earlier this week.

“It’s interesting that so many of the people who end up committing mass murders end up being Democrats,” she said during a discussion about a push for gun control following a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. “But the media doesn’t want to talk about that, either.”

Tenney in a statement suggested her comment was being taken out of context, insisting she was talking about the issues surrounding urban gun crimes.