It seems that former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) just can’t help herself when it comes to having petty and partisan reactions, especially when it comes to gun control. After Monday’s tragic shooting at a Christian private school in Nashville, McCaskill took to Twitter to mock the “thoughts and prayers” response from Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN), who sent a Christmas card photo of himself and his family holding guns. This prompted Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, to join in the bashing.
This is the congressman who represents the school where the children were slaughtered this morning. I’m sure he will have thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/LWV2h598F4
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) March 27, 2023
Of course, there were many sane voices on social media who pointed out how absurd it was to equate the photo with the shooting. But it’s not just McCaskill who has been guilty of such shameful takes. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) have also been making terrible comments about the tragedy. It’s no wonder that Hawley is trending on Twitter for actually doing something productive in response to the shooting- calling for the DOJ to investigate it as a hate crime, given that the suspect “targeted” the Christian school, according to police.
Claire McCaskill Reminds Us What a Relief It Is She's Not in Congress Anymore https://t.co/ZBz1Fpj6Gt
— JB (@JBRawhide) March 29, 2023
Meanwhile, Attorney General Merrick Garland has been deflecting on whether or not the shooting will be investigated as a hate crime, citing a lack of motive, while Hawley is drawing attention to the fact that the DHS has essentially “built Ticketmaster for illegal immigrants.” It’s refreshing to see a politician actually take action instead of spewing out knee-jerk reactions that only serve to divide and further politicize a tragedy.