Sarah Huckabee Sanders, at the recent White House briefing:
“Look, this is an unspeakable tragedy. Today is a day for consoling the survivors and mourning those we lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those individuals. There’s a time and place for a political debate, but now is the time to unite as a country,” she said. “It would be premature to discuss policy when we don’t fully know all of the facts of what took place last night.”
The issue was again raised by CNN’s Jeff Zeleny who wondered whether President Trump might use the tragedy to break through the traditional left-right logjam on gun control.
Again, Sanders dodged.
"I think there will be time for that policy discussion to take place but that’s not the place we’re in at this moment. but certainly I think there’s a time for that to happen,” she said.
(italics mine. Text courtesy of The Houston Chronicle.)
And once again with the meaningless "thoughts and prayers" rhetoric. How about turning those "thoughts and prayers" into some useful and sincere effort to curb this firearms madness?
|(Keith Knight, from The Nib)|
It's well past time for the Senate and Congress to get off their thoughtful praying knees and get down to the business of passing meaningful firearms control legislation. It's clear that leadership on this issue will not be forthcoming from the White House, so NOW is the time for us all to be prodding our representatives and senators to action.
Dare i say this? Perhaps rather than wasting so much time and effort to repeal and replace the AHA, Congress ought to think about repealing and replacing the Second Amendment? (No worries... THAT will never happen- any more than they would invoke the 25th Amendment.)
And there, i have exercised my First Amendment rights.
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End of Rant.