“Today” show host Savannah Guthrie asked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley if, after the tragic terrorist attack in South Carolina, maybe it was time to “rethink” the Second Amendment.
Guthrie, in an interview that aired Friday morning, asked Haley, “I know the president called you yesterday. He then made some public remarks and he openly vented about mass violence, and in particular gun violence in this country. I know you are a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. Is there anything about this situation that makes you think, OK, should we rethink? Is it time for some kind of change?”
“Any time there is a traumatic situation, people want something to blame,” Haley replied. “They always want something to go after. There is one person to blame here. A person filled with hate, a person that doesn’t define South Carolina. And we are going to focus on that person. I know President Obama has his job to do and he made those statements. But my job is to now get this state to heal and our focus, very much, is on those nine families. It’s on the Mother Emanuel church family. It’s on the AME family and it’s on the people of South Carolina who are saying that one person doesn’t define us. What’s happening in churches now around the state, that defines us.”