When a reporter asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders about gun control during a briefing today, she handled the question gracefully by reminding the questioner that now is not the time.
Not Today: Sarah Sanders Bats Down White House Press Corps Questions Pushing For More Gun Control
Speaking from the White House briefing room Monday afternoon, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pushed back on a number of questions from the press corps about the need for more gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.
Standing at the lectern, Sanders repeatedly stated today isn’t the time to talk about policy solutions, especially when all of the facts surrounding the situation are far from fully known.
“Sarah, many times when these horrible massacres occur, it leads to questions about gun control. Has this particular massacre made the President think anymore about pursuing tighter gun laws such as massacres like this from happening?” Reuters Jeff Mason asked.
“This is an unspeakable tragedy. Today is the day for consoling the survivors and mourning those who were lost. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly 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. There’s currently an open and ongoing law enforcement investigation. A motive has yet to be determined and it would pre-mature for us to discuss policy when we don’t fully know al of the facts or what took place last night,” Sanders responded.
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Well said, Sarah.