Murphy Takes Aim At Republicans Over Gun Debate, Says School Shooter Killing ‘100 People’ Wouldn’t Bring Them To The Table

Julia Nista General Assignment Reporter
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Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy went after House and Senate Republicans Monday, saying not even 100 people killed from a school shooter would bring Republicans to the table to talk about gun violence.


“I think a shooter could walk into a school and kill 100 people and Republicans wouldn’t bring a debate before the House of Representatives and the Senate,” Murphy said. “I think Republicans have made it very clear that they have no intention to debate the issue of gun violence before the midterms because they don’t want to expose their members. It would make them very unpopular as they head to the polls.”

(RELATED: Gov. Abbott: ‘No Warning Signs’ Before Santa Fe Shooting)

“We need to do more than just pray for the victims and their families,” Republican Texas Governor Gregg Abbott said in a press conference after the school shooting at Santa Fe High School which claimed 10 lives last week. “It’s time in Texas that we take action to step up and make sure this tragedy is never repeated ever again.”

“Congress’s silence is giving an effective green light to these shooters,” Murphy said. “I do believe there is blood on all of our hands if we do not step forward.”

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