A dapper child reporter asks Sarah Huckabee Sanders what specific actions the Trump administration is taking to address school shootings:
Sanders gets question from child journo about school shootings and lockdown drills. pic.twitter.com/d1Qf7xlbXp
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) May 30, 2018
I didn’t see the briefing live, but much of the media reaction online centered on the wobble in Sanders’ voice in the clip above. The break in her voice when addressing the boy might have been humanizing in a person who hadn’t demonstrated so conclusively that she’s a soulless shill for a putrid demagogue.
But we know what she is, so let’s hear what she actually said, which boiled down to this: “Blah-blah-blah we’re having a meeting about it.”
The bottom line, charming kid-reporter, is that the tangerine-tinged homunculus who is that woman’s boss received $30 million-plus from the firearms business lobbying group known as the NRA, so neither he nor any of the craven turds who meld together to form the towering shitpile known as the Republican Party will do a goddamned thing to address school shootings in a meaningful way. Ever.
However, these folks are trying (via The Miami Herald):
Parkland parents launch a Super PAC to go after politicians and the NRA
Starting Wednesday, some Parkland families are raising money for a campaign to push the National Rifle Association out of politics and ban assault weapons, bump stocks and high-capacity magazines in the U.S.
Following the lead of their children, parents from the community where 17 died in a Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have joined together to form Families vs Assault Rifles, a nonprofit and political action committee founded to be a counterweight to the NRA…
The parents’ Super PAC is soliciting $17 donations, one dollar for each life lost in the shooting.
The PAC site features video and a quote from Marco Rubio’s disastrous appearance at the post-Parkland CNN town hall as the banner — they’ve adopted the so-called “problem” Rubio identified — “you would literally have to ban every semi-automatic rifle that’s sold in the U.S.” — as an objective! I’m in for $17 bucks.