Donald Trump has said time and time again that he didn’t his supporters storming the US Capitol on January 6th was all that big a deal. In fact, he’s been quoted as saying, they were there to hug the police officers (140 officers were injured in the melee and 4 have died since that day.
After playing a clip of the comments, CNN's Jake Tapper remarked, "I don’t even know what to say to that, it’s so stupid."
On Sunday, a Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer shot a man named Jacob Blake 7 times. Since that moment, protests have erupted throughout the Midwestern town.
On Tuesday night, a 17 year-old armed with an assault rifle shot 2 protesters to death and injured one more. The shooter, now identified as Kyle Rittenhouse, was arrested in Illinois on Wednesday.
While partisans on both sides of the aisle have been using the opportunity to point fingers and blame their political opponents for today's shooting, Clinton's message struck exactly the right tone at exactly the right time.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe said, "I think we need to do more to protect all of our citizens. I have long advocated, this is not what today is about, but there are too many guns on the street. We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence."
It is not a coincidence that many of the recent wave of shootings, including the one near Texas A&M, were done in States with less-than-stringent regulation.