House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called for the Senate to vote on gun control legislation in the wake of the mass shooting in Midland, Texas.
Five people are dead and 21 injured after a suspect hijacked a mail truck and began randomly shooting at people on the interstate in Midland and Odessa Texas Saturday afternoon.
As expected, Democrat leaders are attacking the 2nd Amendment and calling for more gun control.
Pelosi issued a statement on the mass shooting in Texas:
“America’s heart is broken by the senseless and horrific mass shooting tonight in Texas. The prayers of the nation are with the friends and families of the victims and the entire Midland and Odessa communities, and our deepest gratitude goes out to the first responders, who are bringing help and healing during this tragic time.
“Enough is enough. Every day, the epidemic of gun violence inflicts a devastating toll in communities in every corner of our country, forcing far too many to endure heartbreak and tragedy. The Republican Senate must end its obstruction and finally pass the commonsense, bipartisan, House-passed gun violence prevention legislation that the country is demanding.
“Tonight and in the days to come, all Americans stand with the Midland and Odessa communities. May it be a comfort to those grieving the loss of their loved ones that so many mourn with and pray for them at this difficult time.”
Enough is enough. Every day, the gun violence epidemic inflicts a devastating toll in communities across America, this time
in West Texas. The @SenateGOP must end its obstruction & finally pass House-approved legislation to #EndGunViolence. https://t.co/RcoVI6Eebm
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) September 1, 2019
Schumer fired off a tweet Saturday evening urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to bring a vote to the floor as soon as Congress returns from recess.
Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, & everyone injured in the shooting in Odessa & Midland, TX.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 1, 2019