Whoopi Goldberg slammed Republicans within the aftermath of the mass capturing at an elementary faculty in Uvalde, Texas — declaring that she would “punch any person” if one other GOP lawmaker provided condolences to victims’ households as an alternative of backing gun management.
“The View” panelist and her co-hosts weighed in throughout a Wednesday episode dominated by discussions in regards to the lethal capturing at Robb Elementary Faculty. Teen gunman Salvador Ramos shot and killed at the very least 19 youngsters and two lecturers in a fourth-grade classroom.
The left-leaning Goldberg ripped the GOP after taking part in clips of remarks from two outstanding Democrats — President Biden and Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut — who demanded that Republicans help the passage of enhanced gun management measures following the mass capturing.
“What are we doing? Why are we at all times at sq. one with this? And I swear to God, if I see one other Republican senator discuss their coronary heart being damaged, I’m gonna go punch any person,” Goldberg said.
“I can’t take it. And their ideas and prayers — in case your ideas and prayers had been actually with all people, you’d have accomplished one thing by now. It’s not like anyone’s not making an attempt to make this occur. What the hell is occurring?” she added.
Goldberg’s co-host Pleasure Behar agreed along with her heated remarks towards the GOP.
“I need them to cease gaslighting me additionally. Cease saying it’s not weapons that kill individuals, it’s folks that kill individuals. It’s weapons that kill individuals, okay? Cease saying the alternative. Cease saying that psychological sickness is behind this,” Behar stated. “There’s psychological sickness in each nation on the earth, they usually don’t have this drawback.”
Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-NY) delivered a ground speech urging Republicans to succeed in a compromise on a pair of payments that will strengthen background verify necessities for firearm purchases.
Ramos legally bought the 2 semi-automatic rifles he used within the bloodbath, in line with experiences. Authorities have but to determine a motive for the mass capturing — one of many worst within the nation’s historical past.
Republican Ted Cruz of Texas is among the many GOP lawmakers who argue that gun management measures aren’t the right answer.
“Inevitably when there’s a assassin of this sort, you see politicians attempt to politicize it, you see Democrats and loads of of us within the media whose fast answer is to attempt to limit the constitutional rights of law-abiding residents,” Cruz instructed CNN.