(FiveNation.com)- On the same day an 18-year-old walked into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and proceeded to murder 22 people, Vice President Kamala Harris was addressing the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies’ 28th annual awards.
And before she launched into her scripted remarks, the Vice President, who acknowledged that we still did not know the details of what happened in Uvalde, gave scripted remarks in response to the events she did not yet know.
Kamala began by saying that normally, she would say that her heart was breaking. But (of course there was a “but”), “our hearts keep getting broken.”
So instead of talking about broken hearts, Kamala decided to use the moment to make conclusions about the events she acknowledged she didn’t know all the details about.
She wondered how many times people have said “Enough is enough.” And she declared that the nation has to have the “courage to take action.” She said the nation must understand “the nexus” between “reasonable and sensible public policy” to make sure something like Uvalde, about which she didn’t know the details, “never happens again.”
"Our hearts keep getting broken," Vice President Kamala Harris says in delivering remarks on the Texas elementary school shooting where at least 14 children and one teacher was killed.
"Enough is enough. As a nation, we have to have the courage to take action." pic.twitter.com/is8giL1T1U
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 24, 2022
Of course, this is unrealistic. It is impossible to ensure something never happens again.
But for Democrats, a shooting is a golden opportunity to push for gun control.
Kamala’s heart isn’t breaking. It’s filled with eager excitement at the prospect of exploiting the deaths of 22 people to disarm law-abiding citizens.