On a recent airing of ABC’s The View, co-host Whoopi Goldberg stated Republican such as House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) haven’t yet spoken of the Parkland school shooting and demanded for gun control.
Rather she insisted saying they were vocal regarding NFL players kneeling for the anthem.
Goldberg stated, “You know, y’all were talking about Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, and one of the things that I sort of heard over the weekend and was curious about is people kept saying where were the Republicans who should be talking to these kids and finding out what’s going on, I thought to myself, well, maybe they don’t have an answer. Maybe they don’t have anything to say.”
“You know, when the athletes were kneeling, every Republican sort of had something to say. And it’s not a criticism. I’m just wondering where they’ve been–where they stand on this particular issue.”
Sunny Hostin said, “I think when it comes to guns and gun control, people put their party before country. And I believe they put their quest to remain in power over the needs for community. You have these children that are in pain and struggling with that grief … and struggling to deal with things that no child should have to deal with. They are looking to the grown-ups for guidance and assistance, and Republicans are the controlling party now. And I wish I heard more from a Paul Ryan, from leadership other than President Trump because I want to know—if these are fathers and mothers, what are they thinking?”