Lawmakers React To School Shooting In Florida


The deadly school shooting Wednesday in Florida sparking renewed debate about tackling mental health and gun control. President Trump and lawmakers from all over the country all weighing in.

Trump says: “No parent should ever have to fear for their sons and daughters when they kiss them goodbye in the morning.”

Strong words from President Trump as the nation mourns all those killed in Wednesday’s Florida school shooting. The president is pledging to make schools safer and tackle the issue of mental health, while also taking a moment to speak directly to America’s children.

Trump says: “You have people who care about you, who love you, and who will do anything at all to protect you. If you need help, turn to a teacher, a family member, a local police officer, or a faith leader.”

One topic the president did not specifically mention: gun control. The attack quickly prompting renewed debate on the matter. Democrats from around the country calling for action. House speaker Paul Ryan, however, says people should think less about taking sides, and more about coming together.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin meanwhile is facing tough questions from democratic lawmakers today. Talking on capitol hill about the president’s new budget, he said he would speak to President Trump as well as other members of the cabinet about gun violence.

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