Kasich on Calls for Gun Control: People Should Be Held ‘Accountable at the Ballot Box’

Ohio Governor John Kasich offered some support for March for Our Lives protesters and said politicians should be held accountable.

On CNN’s State of the Union this morning, Brianna Keilar asked Kasich about the marches and whether Republicans “should be worried” about potential backlash in November.

Kasich first invoked the recent narrow Democratic win in Pennsylvania in a district President Trump won by double digits.

He said on this issue there’s three kinds of people: those who want “no changes” on guns, those who want “significant changes,” and “a bunch of politicians who are afraid of their own shadows.”

Kasich said the marchers yesterday need to keep going and get politically involved:

“They got to keep it up. If they don’t keep it up, those that want no change will just sit on their hands. They will never come out and say anything. They will just try to stall, stall, stall until the steam comes out of the kettle. And the fact is, if we can keep the pressure on, we’re not going to change everything overnight, but you can get significant changes. And I hope so. And if they do not, if they do not bring about change, I think people should be held absolutely accountable at the ballot box, and no question about it.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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