Cory Booker Slams Inaction on Mass Shootings: ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ is ‘Bullsh*t’
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) slammed ongoing inaction about gun violence in the United States and pledges action if he is elected president, saying “we’re not going to give thoughts and prayers, which to me is just bullshit.”
“So, when I’m president of the United States,” Booker told CNN’s David Axelrod. “I’m taking a fight to this issue like folks will never see before because we’re better than this as a country.”
We’re not going to give thoughts and prayers, which to me is just bullshit,” the senator said. “I’m sorry to say that as a man of faith, but I was taught that faith without works is dead.”
Booker says gun violence is “a uniquely American problem. No other country has this kind of carnage.”
Earlier this week, two suspected student shooters opened fire at a STEM school in the Denver, Colorado suburb of Highlands Ranch, killing one person and injuring eight others. Just a few days earlier, a suspected gunman opened fire at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte on the last day of classes, killing two students and wounding four other people.
“We’re going to bring every everything that I have to solve this problem, Booker said. Because it’s solvable.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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