After Santa Clarita Shooting, Mike Pence Pledges to Bring 'School Shootings to an End' and People Are Calling Him Out
At least two teenagers were murdered and multiple other students injured by one of their peers in yet another shooting spree at a school in the United States of America on Thursday.
The shooting occurred at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) continues in his refusal to bring the common sense gun reform bills passed by the Democratic House of Representatives to the Senate floor. The Republican President, Donald Trump, was busy tweeting demands for the identity of the whistleblower who spurred the impeachment inquiry against him.
So the task fell on Vice President Mike Pence to console the nation via Twitter. In his statement, he assured that the Trump administration would put school shootings to an end.
To every American: President @realDonaldTrump and this Administration remain resolved to bring this scourge of scho… https://t.co/GOCQLub3iF— Vice President Mike Pence (@Vice President Mike Pence)1573776873.0
Considering this administration's lack of action in the years-long pattern of mass shootings in the United States, people weren't exactly assured.
Especially due to the inaction of Republican lawmakers and leaders in all three branches of the United States government.
@VP @realDonaldTrump DO something useful... we've seen your BS lip service in the past. Stop worshipping the NRA. https://t.co/EmxzZVyOXG— John Mavroudis ☕️🇺🇸🇬🇷🇮🇪 (@John Mavroudis ☕️🇺🇸🇬🇷🇮🇪)1573777089.0
@VP @realDonaldTrump You won’t rest or relent because you haven’t started. It’s tough to take a break when you don’t begin working.— Erik the Rural Juror (@Erik the Rural Juror)1573788117.0
@VP @realDonaldTrump Ask Senate majority leader to bring vote on gun safety reform package that’s been on his desk… https://t.co/qCBiytZtOr— Cstuart (@Cstuart)1573780012.0
@VP @realDonaldTrump Blah blah blah. Vote on the House's bipartisan legislation sitting on Mitch's desk.— Justice 4 ALL🗽🌊COUNTRY over party (@Justice 4 ALL🗽🌊COUNTRY over party)1573779865.0
Notably, Pence was sure to send his "thoughts and prayers," which prove more useless with every gun fatality that occurs in the United States each day.
@VP @realDonaldTrump This picture will never get old. Y'all are regurgitating the same ol song and dance. https://t.co/Zr0tYxZGwz— Deidrick Thomas (@Deidrick Thomas)1573787173.0
@VP @realDonaldTrump Has Mother ordered another round of thoughts and prayers?— Jeff Herbst (@Jeff Herbst)1573776997.0
@VP @realDonaldTrump Prepare for outbreak of thoughts and prayers. How many school mass shootings have there been i… https://t.co/rR8u7rW7l7— Shaun William Dorney (@Shaun William Dorney)1573787367.0
@VP @realDonaldTrump 😂😂😂😂 some more thoughts and prayers is all you’ve ever done. This will be no different.— The Talking Yam❄️🌊 (@The Talking Yam❄️🌊)1573783271.0
Some pointed out the money that the National Rifle Association pours into Republican campaigns to buy their votes. The organization spent millions of dollars to do so in 2016.
@VP @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/0oet6H5h1v— Stormy (@Stormy)1573777317.0
@VP @realDonaldTrump Blow smoke for a couple days, talk with the NRA, story will be out of the media by Monday. #republicancowards— James Fiorelli (@James Fiorelli)1573782311.0
@VP @realDonaldTrump You could have just been quiet and sat on the sidelines like always. This bullsh** is just cru… https://t.co/dyb6Y3tVZw— Doug (@Doug)1573795357.0
@VP @realDonaldTrump Oooops, there’s another check from the @NRA, soooo... thoughts and prayers all around.— 🏴🌵Desert Rat, Esq.🌵🏴 (@🏴🌵Desert Rat, Esq.🌵🏴)1573795381.0
Meanwhile, the families of two teenagers continue to grieve, as does a nation weary of legislative and executive inaction despite repeated massacres.