Bernie Sanders Loses it on NRA When Asked If Congress Has Done Enough to Stop Mass Shootings: ‘Of Course Not!’
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) answered quite emphatically Sunday when he was asked if the U.S. Senate has done enough to address gun violence.
Sanders was responding to NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, just two days after the most recent school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, which claimed the lives of ten individuals. During the interview, Todd played a clip of one Santa Fe survivor saying she expected a shooting at her school.
“What does it say that we have high school students that say ‘oh, yeah, I expected this.’ Todd asked Sanders.
“It is unspeakable,” Sanders responded. “It really is. To see the kids all over this country who go to a place where they should feel safe, where they can focus on learning are now worried about the things we saw in Texas or in Florida a few months ago.”
“Have you guys done enough? Have you guys done enough in the Senate?” Todd followed up.
“Of course not!” Sanders said. “But it’s like every other issue. The American people are united overwhelmingly.” However, Sanders later added, a “three-letter word” called the NRA, have kept gun control legislation from being passed. Sanders called out President Donald Trump and Republicans who he said “don’t have the guts to stand up to these people.”
“[A]nd that’s pretty pathetic,” Sanders said.
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