Speaker Nancy Pelosi called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for putting politics ahead of the lives of kids after the Santa Clarita shooting.
Speaker Pelosi said in a statement provided to PoliticusUSA:
Today, the hearts of all Americans break for the Saugus High School community and the entire Santa Clarita community. We pray for the victims, the survivors and all impacted by this latest horrific act of gun violence. As we continue to await further information, our gratitude is with the heroic first responders who acted swiftly to save lives and bring care and support to those devastated by this tragedy.
Every day, our children and our communities are forced to endure horrendous acts of violence and bloodshed, while Republicans continue to obstruct meaningful, bipartisan solutions to end the epidemic of gun violence. We will never rest until our children are safe. No one’s political survival is more important than the survival of our children.
Senator McConnell must finally allow a vote on the bipartisan, commonsense gun violence prevention legislation that the House passed 260 days ago. Our children deserve action. Enough is enough.
The initial reports that the shooter was deceased were inaccurate, the shooter, a 16-year-old boy, is in grave condition, and the victims are 14-16 years old:
The shooting victims of the Santa Clarita shooting were all 14-16 years old. pic.twitter.com/5R6MIxT5m4
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) November 14, 2019
Pelosi was right. Mitch McConnell is placing political survival ahead of the survival of children. As shots were ringing out at a California high school, Republicans in the Senate were blocking a bill to expand background checks.
Politics should never be placed ahead of human life, but that is exactly what Mitch McConnell is doing, and why he must be stopped.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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