If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was president, this would be such a different nation. Alas, she is not. While the speaker came out with a powerful response to the Dayton, Ohio mass shooting, Donald Trump threw out a few “God Blesses” and attaboys for the police and the FBI. This is what the speaker had to say.
She tweeted that yet “another American community has been devastated” and “#enoughisenough:”
‘IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS, ANOTHER AMERICAN COMMUNITY HAS BEEN DEVASTATED BY THE TRAGEDY OF GUN VIOLENCE, THIS TIME IN DAYTON, OHIO. THE HEARTS OF ALL AMERICANS BREAK FOR THE FAMILIES & FRIENDS OF THOSE INJURED & MURDERED IN THIS ACT OF TERROR. #ENOUGHISENOUGH’
Then, the speaker tweeted again, this time including her formal Speaker of the House statement about the second mass shooting in less than 13 hours. She called for “an end to the horror and bloodshed” of “gun violence:”
‘WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO THE PEOPLE WE SERVE TO ACT. THE @SENATEGOP MUST STOP THEIR OUTRAGEOUS OBSTRUCTION & JOIN THE HOUSE TO PUT AN END TO THE HORROR AND BLOODSHED THAT GUN VIOLENCE INFLICTS EVERY DAY IN AMERICA.’
Speaker Pelosi’s statement shamed Trump’s bare 59 tweeted words. Instead, she wrote on her Speaker of the House website:
‘IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS, ANOTHER AMERICAN COMMUNITY HAS BEEN DEVASTATED BY THE TRAGEDY OF GUN VIOLENCE. THE HEARTS OF ALL AMERICANS BREAK FOR THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THOSE INJURED AND MURDERED, AND OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO EVERYONE IMPACTED IN THIS LATEST ACT OF TERROR. WE GIVE THANKS FOR THE BRAVE FIRST RESPONDERS, WHO RUSHED INTO HARM’S WAY TO SAVE LIVES AND ENSURED THAT EVERYONE RECEIVED THE CARE AND SUPPORT THEY NEEDED.’
Then, the speaker called Congress to action “we have a responsibility to the people we serve:”
‘WE CANNOT ALLOW ANOTHER FAMILY OR ANOTHER COMMUNITY TO SUFFER THE PAIN AND ANGUISH OF GUN VIOLENCE. WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO THE PEOPLE WE SERVE TO ACT. THE REPUBLICAN SENATE MUST STOP THEIR OUTRAGEOUS OBSTRUCTION AND JOIN THE HOUSE TO PUT AN END TO THE HORROR AND BLOODSHED THAT GUN VIOLENCE INFLICTS EVERY DAY IN AMERICA. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. MAY IT BE A COMFORT TO THE ENTIRE DAYTON COMMUNITY THAT SO MANY AMERICANS GRIEVE WITH AND PRAY FOR THEM AT THIS TERRIBLE TIME.’
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