Mitch McConnell has faced criticism on social media for failing to act on gun control legislation after a shooting at a California high school yesterday that left two students dead and others seriously injured.
LA County Sheriff’s Department Captain Kent Wegener said deputies found a .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol at the scene, after they responded to reports of shots fired around 7:38 a.m. PST. The suspect, identified as a 16-year-old male, was transported to the hospital where he is being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The two killed were a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl.
Based on the GOP’s past support of the NRA, Twitter was quick to blame the shooting on McConnell. As mid-afternoon Wednesday, nearly 12,000 tweets were published with the hashtag.
In September 2019, McConnell appeared on The Hugh Hewitt show,
“I said a few weeks ago that if the President took a position on a bill so that we knew we would actually be making a law and not just having serial votes, I would be happy to put it on the floor and the administration is in the process of studying what they are prepared to support if anything.”
Neither McConnell nor Trump publicly posted on social media about the shooting by publication time.
Senator Kamala Harris tweeted she was “heartbroken and praying” for Santa Clarita.
“Our children and communities are being terrorized. We can’t accept this.”
(Photo, screen grab; via Newsweek)