WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell faced a backlash on Twitter Sunday after tweeting that he stood with law enforcement and offered prayers to the victims of violence in El Paso.
“We stand with law enforcement as they continue working to keep Americans safe and bring justice,” McConnell said in a tweet that was met by an online backlash by politicians who were calling for Congress to react to the shootings with legislation.
McConnell called said the violence was “sickening” in that same tweet.
Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., said “shame on you,” calling on McConnell to take up the House’s gun violence prevention bills.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called on McConnell to cancel the Senate’s summer recess and reconvene to pass gun control legislation.
“@SenateMajLdr McConnell must call the Senate back for an emergency session to put the House-passed universal background checks legislation on the Senate floor for debate and a vote immediately,” wrote Schumer on Twitter.
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