Democratic leaders in Congress called Saturday for gun control — with a focus on the Senate.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted, “The situation in El Paso is heartbreaking. We are so grateful to the first responders on the scene. I am praying for the victims, the survivors, and their families. We must act to help end gun violence in America.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered prayers for those affected by the shooting, thanks to first responders — and a jab at Senate Republicans for blocking gun control.
“Too many families in too many communities have been forced to endure the daily horror of gun violence. Enough is enough,” Pelosi wrote in a statement. “The Republican Senate’s continued inaction dishonors our solemn duty to protect innocent men, women and children and end this epidemic once and for all.”
“We will continue to insist on commonsense steps to keep our families and our communities safe,” she added. “May it be a comfort to those grieving the loss of their loved ones that so many Americans mourn with and pray for them at this difficult time.”