Texas politicians weigh in on El Paso Walmart shooting

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LAWMAKERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE WEIGHING IN ON THE TRAGIC SHOOTING AT A TEXAS WALMART.

AUTHORITIES SAY A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE AT A SHOPPING CENTER ON SATURDAY, KILLING AT LEAST 22 PEOPLE AND INJURING MORE THAN TWO DOZEN.

NewsChannel 34’S ANNA WIERNICKI IS IN WASHINGTON WITH MORE ON HOW TEXAS POLITICIANS ARE REACTING.

“This is one of the lowest points in American history.”

EL PASO DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMAN VERONICA ESCOBAR SAYS HER HOMETOWN IS HEARTBROKEN.

“All of this has happened because hispanic people have been dehumanized. They have been dehumanized by the president, by his enablers.

“President Trump bears responsibility in part for what happened.”

FORMER EL PASO CONGRESSMAN AND 2020 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BETO O’ROURKE SUSPENDED HIS CAMPAIGN TO FLY HOME.

O’ROURKE SAYS THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS NEED TO TAKE ACTION.

Universal background checks, closing all the loopholes, ending the sale of assault weapons and weapons of war, red flag laws.

PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESSED THE NATION MONDAY MORNING, CONDEMNING RACISM AND WHITE SUPREMACY.

“Hate has no place in America.”

THE PRESIDENT WANTS A BIPARTISAN EFFORT ON CAPITOL HILL TO PASS RED FLAG LAWS, WHICH ALLOW FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO FLAG AUTHORITIES ABOUT SOMEONE THEY BELIEVE IS MENTALLY UNSTABLE OR VIOLENT AND SHOULD NOT BUY A GUN.

PRESIDENT TRUMP ALSO CALLED FOR THE DEATH PENALTY FOR ANYONE WHO COMMITS “HATE CRIMES OR MASS MURDERS.”

TEXAS REPUBLICAN SENATOR JOHN CORNYN SAYS HE THINKS CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IS A GOOD IDEA IN THIS CASE.

“I understand the manifesto that this young man released pretty much laid out his intention, and I think the death penalty is appropriate.”

CORNYN SAYS CONGRESS NEEDS TO DO MORE TO ADDRESS GUN VIOLENCE, BUT HE SAYS GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION IS NOT THE SOLUTION.

IN WASHINGTON, I’M ANNA WIERNICKI.

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