“We can’t afford to wait another day, or for another massacre to happen in our country”
Rahm Emanuel once famously said that you should never let a crisis go to waste. Democrats have apparently taken that message to heart.
The DNC and Democratic candidates sent out fundraising emails after the two shootings over the weekend.
Cortney O’Brien reports at Townhall:
Democrats Are Fundraising Off of El Paso, Dayton Shootings…
Democrats are blaming President Trump’s rhetoric for influencing the El Paso shooter and the anti-immigrant manifesto he penned before Saturday’s massacre. But they seem to have no issue trying to fundraise off of the tragedy, as well as Sunday morning’s mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said she’s “heartbroken” about the shootings, which left 31 people dead, then asked for money for Sens. Doug Jones (D-AL) and Tina Smith (D-MN) in their respective Senate campaigns.
Here’s part of the email Warren’s campaign sent (emphasis by Townhall):
Yesterday, we woke up to the second mass shooting in just as many days. I’m heartbroken for El Paso and Dayton, and to all the families who have just endured unimaginable loss.
We need commonsense gun reform — now, before the next mass shooting, to stop the daily gun violence on our streets, and to make sure that our families and loved ones are safe.
But Mitch McConnell and Republicans in the Senate are blocking legislation that could help address this epidemic.
During the last election, we flipped the House. And in February, the Democratic-led House passed bipartisan legislation that would make a meaningful impact on this crisis.
But five months after passing the House, and more than six and a half years after Sandy Hook, that bill is still sitting on Mitch McConnell’s desk. It’s inexcusable.
It’s clear Republicans don’t have the courage to do something about this crisis. We can’t wait for them to act — because they won’t. If we’re going to address the gun violence epidemic in our country, we need to take back the Senate in 2020…
Will you chip in today to help Democrats flip the Senate? Your donation will be split among funds that will go to the eventual Democratic Senate nominees in 23 races and Senators Doug Jones and Tina Smith.
Kamala Harris also sent out an appeal:
What’s worse, offering thoughts and prayers after a tragedy, or fundraising off it?
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) August 4, 2019
Even the Democratic National Committee is getting in on the action.
Brooke Singman reports at FOX News:
Democratic Party fundraising off mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton
The Democratic National Committee is fundraising off the weekend’s tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, seeking donations for the fight to “prevent gun violence and save lives.”
The DNC sent an email to supporters on Monday, signed by former Rep. Gabby Giffords, encouraging donors to “split” a donation of $10 to $200 between the DNC and Giffords’ PAC.
“Friend,” the email begins, “… We can’t afford to wait another day, or for another massacre to happen in our country, for lawmakers to address this. Yet the defenders of the status quo—the gun manufacturing lobby and every single politician who is paid to defend it—will tell you that horrific acts of violence are beyond our control.”
Giffords added: “I am telling you today this could not be further from the truth.”
“…If Congress—specifically Mitch McConnell and Republicans in the United States Senate—fail to take action, then we must act to replace them. Because until we act, shootings like these threaten to take even more lives and tear apart even more communities.”
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