Democrats are consistently accused of standing on the graves of dead children in order to push a political agenda…
NBC News with Lester Holt recently posted a tweet that started off with these words” “the funerals in Buffalo aren’t even over yet, now more families are faced with the unthinkable”… Many leftists and Democrats took to Twitter to issue similar sentiments.
To Lester Holt and NBC, I say: the sun has not even set here, and you are already calling for gun control…
The tragedy which occurred during the early afternoon left 14 students and 1 teacher dead, with Governor Abbott reporting that the shooter, 18 year old Salvador Ramos, is also dead.
Texas officials claim that Ramos entered the school with a handgun and potentially a rifle, although the rifle cannot be confirmed at this time.
Here are statements from both Governor Gregg Abbott, as well as Democrats and leftists who have chosen to frame the tragedy as a gun control issue:
Directing the Texas flag be immediately lowered to half-staff statewide on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in memory of those who lost their lives in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. https://t.co/cKLXbPPgLw https://t.co/YWsIidOTAz
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) May 24, 2022
Rep Adam Schiff
The shooting at Robb Elementary in Texas is a horror.
My heart aches for the families devastated by this tragedy.
Children are dying, and we could do something about it. But the GOP won’t stand up to the gun lobby.
Shameful doesn’t begin to cover it.
— Michael Grossman (@MichaelArt123) May 24, 2022
The Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas is the 212th mass shooting of 2022. Today is the 144th day of 2022.
14 young children and 1 teacher gone. Just heartbreaking. Mass shootings are pure evil and not pro-life. We need better and stronger policies on gun access. https://t.co/57PZBZxbNz
— Rondell Treviño (@Rondell_Trevino) May 24, 2022
“It’s happened yet again in America. A mass shooting at a school. This time an elementary school for kids in 2nd – 4th grades in the small Texas town of Uvalde.”
Shepard Smith reports in the wake of a shooting at Robb Elementary School killing 14 children and 1 teacher. pic.twitter.com/SWQHXnKIRe
— The News with Shepard Smith (@thenewsoncnbc) May 24, 2022
ABC News had more on the tragic events of today:
“He shot and killed horrifically and incomprehensibly 14 students and killed a teacher,” Abbott said during an unrelated press briefing.
The suspect also allegedly shot and killed his grandmother before entering the school and again opening fire.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) gives an impassioned speech on the Senate floor after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Take five minutes and watch this. pic.twitter.com/im0Mqm6Gqi
— The Recount (@therecount) May 24, 2022
The funerals in Buffalo aren’t even over yet.
Now more families are faced with the unthinkable: burying their own after a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) May 24, 2022
What happened at Robb Elementary School in Texas is absolutely horrific. My heart breaks for the children and teacher who lost their lives, and families forever broken by this senseless mass shooting.
The need for gun control has never been clearer.
— Steven Del Duca (@StevenDelDuca) May 24, 2022
I am horrified and heart broken by the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas.
I am also angry. Angry that 14 children—14 innocent children—and their teacher lost their lives to gun violence that we have the power to do something about.
Enough is enough.
— Rep. Shontel Brown (@RepShontelBrown) May 24, 2022
More details were provided via Fox News:
University Health in San Antonio said it received two patients – a child and a 66-year-old woman who is in critical condition. The condition of the child was not released. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has been briefed on the shooting.