Over the last few days, Republicans have done everything they could to protect guns and the NRA. Despite severe pressure from all corners of the country, GOP lawmakers are digging their heels against any legislation.
It may not be so easy for them this time. During his Thursday morning show, Joe Scarborough ripped into GOP lawmakers over their cowardice.
The MSNBC host told viewers, “Standing by and doing nothing after little children are slaughtered in classrooms with weapons of war that are designed to be the most effective means of reducing flesh to a bloody mush, that is not a political failing — that is a moral failing.”
“Saving the lives of these Americans, that’s not a political necessity, that is a moral necessity, and doing nothing to stop this carnage is a sin. Let me say it again. Doing nothing to stop this ongoing carnage is a sin, and telling others to shut their mouths while the slaughter continues, to not talk about it — you can’t talk about it. Do not talk about it, that would be political. Well, that’s evil, and that evil cannot be allowed to prevail in press conferences in Texas and statehouses across the South, and it cannot be allowed to fester any longer in the United States Senate.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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