Democrats are now openly scoffing at the idea of thoughts and prayers for the victims of violence and their families. They’re frustrated because what they’d really like to do is just take away people’s guns.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Democrats Are Tired of Your Moments of Silence
Democrats are tired of holding a “moment of silence” or sending “thoughts and prayers” after mass shootings.
Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu (Calif.) and Jackie Speier (Calif.) have both disparaged the idea of holding a “moment of silence” for victims of mass shootings like the ones in Sutherland Springs, Texas and Las Vegas.
On Monday, Lieu posted a Facebook video of himself after walking out of a moment of silence held on the House floor, saying he would no longer be “silent.”
Top Democrats like Barack Obama and former Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) have declared “thoughts and prayers” are not sufficient in the place of Republicans helping to pass gun control legislation.
Current DNC chair Tom Perez says that with each new mass shooting, “we will get the same thoughts and prayers response from the Republicans,” and other gun control advocates like Sen. Chris Murphy (D., Conn.) have criticized the “pattern” of “thoughts and prayers from Congress.”
Watch the video:
Why can’t they realize that the thoughts and prayers are important? It’s not about them.