If the shooter fits...
August 3, 2019: El Paso, Texas. 20 dead, 26 injured.
august 4, 2019: Dayton, Ohio. 9 dead, 16 injured.
Republicans will ignore the white supremacy manifesto of the El Paso shooter and will blame video games and mental illness for the shootings.
But some democratic presidential candidates are not staying silent. And they should NOT be.
Jake Tapper: Do you think President Trump is a white nationalist?— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 4, 2019
Beto O’Rourke: Yes, I do #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/6jx4bWCh7w
“Let’s be very clear about what is causing this and who the president is—he is an open, avowed racist and is encouraging more racism in this country.”
2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on the latest mass shootings: “Every time this happens we say never again. We say we're going to do something. We say it's going to change and it hasn't. … I’m wondering what it will take to get the sense of urgency...” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/u6a1QuLoCi— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) August 4, 2019
Cory Booker on latest mass shootings: “I think at the end of the day, especially because this was the white supremacist manifesto… that Donald Trump is responsible for this. He is responsible because he is stoking fears and hatred and bigotry.” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/k8LBA5SJi2— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) August 4, 2019