Dems outraged about Texas shooting pushed bill to defund school police protection

By Laurel Duggan

Congressional Democrats who have blamed Republicans and a lack of gun control laws for the Tuesday school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, pushed a bill that would have banned federal funding for school police in 2020.

The Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act (CNCSA), introduced by Democratic Sens. Chris Murphy, Elizabeth Warren and Tina Smith along with Democratic Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar and Jamaal Bowman in July 2020, would have prohibited federal funding from being used for police in schools. Some of the bill’s supporters are among those most vocally critical of conservatives for failing to pass legislation they believe would protect children.

Bowman blamed Republicans for the children’s deaths, called them “cowards,” referred to the GOP as “the party of death” and said Republicans were controlled by their donors.

“Republicans in the Senate helped kill a classroom of children,” he wrote. “This makes 214 mass shootings this year alone – all of which they are complicit in.”

Murphy, a longtime advocate for gun control, demanded that his colleagues “pass laws that make this less likely” in a Tuesday speech.

“Why do you spend all this time running for the United States Senate? Why do you go through all of the hassle of getting this job, of putting yourself in a position of authority, if your answer – as this slaughter increases, as our kids run for their lives – we do nothing?,” he asked.

Warren said the Senate needed to pass gun control legislation after the shooting and appeared to blame Republicans for blocking reforms.

“We’re sick and tired of gun violence, and we cannot let one political party block any solutions,” she wrote. “Our children deserve better.”

Smith also expressed outrage over a lack of gun safety laws Tuesday.

“The blockade of gun safety bills has caused an untold number of unnecessary deaths in this country,” she wrote.

Murphy, Warren, Smith, Pressley, Omar and Bowman did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s requests for comment.

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5 thoughts on “Dems outraged about Texas shooting pushed bill to defund school police protection

  1. The d rats also filibustered a 2013 (?) Republican bill that would have provided
    every school money to harden the entry points so no one could just walk in.
    Seems most the problems with shooters are being protected by the dems who
    now spew crocodile tears. If you take away the shootings from 5 of the Dem
    controlled cities America would be one of the safest places in the world. Guns
    are not the problem, D’s and P’s commies are the problem…

  2. The Democrat Party is destroying our country..(and the elected Republicans seem to be just fine with this)
    They think so little of America that they are letting our southern border be invaded.. people are now forced to buy gas or food, or go without their meds.. who knows how we’ll all heat our homes this winter.

    Don’t they think that this would have some affect on the population?
    There is consequences for their actions and inactions.
    There is consequences for having a mail in “President” with dementia that apparently every single crook on the planet in a position of power is exploiting.

    The shooter in Texas was another well-known very broken person- just like Nicholas Cruz was.
    The system is failing the people, breaking the people, the people are reacting.
    It’s really just that simple.

    So how about we genuinely fix things instead of allowing one party to create destruction to gain votes to grow government like a Jobs Program.. what a concept eh?

  3. DemocRATs, ” you never let a serious crisis go to waste ” per Rahm Emanuel, so
    here we go again.

    Hey Dem’s you can drum up all the nonsense for more ” Gun Control ” but how about
    trying to control the perpetrators of these horrendous deeds.

    My God, this last mental case shot his ” Grandmother ” in the face before shooting up
    the school…………… DemocRATs hate the Constitution and what it stands for !!

    Our kids are our most precious commodity and look what we let happen crazies running
    free and easy, how pathetic, they knew this perpetrator was a problem, and no one in the
    school did a thing…………………we need locked doors and armed guards.

    • Hugh Hewitt had a guest on his program the other day from Israel.
      In Israel they have highly armed guards in every single school, they have snipers on the roof and they shoot to kill anything suspect. Period.
      And guess what, not one mass school shooting since the 70s.
      They made it very clear in Israel that if anyone even attempts such a thing, they are not getting very far. This is what taking something serious and solving it looks like.
      This is what needs to happen here, said the guest, said Hugh Hewitt, said all his guests that called in..

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