Outrageous Paper Mocks GOP for Prayers After Mass Shooting, Pushes Gun Control
Several Republican presidential candidates who offered prayers to victims of the San Bernardino shooting yesterday were mocked by the New York Daily News.
The headline on the front cover this morning blared: “God Isn’t Fixing This.”
Rand Paul, Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham had each reached out to those affected by Wednesday’s deadly massacre with messages of prayer.
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families, and brave first responders during this unspeakable tragedy.
— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 2, 2015
Thoughts & prayers are with #SanBernardino
— Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) December 2, 2015
Praying for the victims, their families & the San Bernardino first responders in the wake of this tragic shooting.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) December 2, 2015
The Daily News, however, declared a political message: “As latest batch of innocent Americans are left lying in pools of blood, cowards who could truly end gun scourge continue to hide behind meaningless platitudes.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) responded to the inflammatory cover on “America’s Newsroom” this morning.
Paul said it's "sad" that some on the left want to mock religion and prayer, noting that some of the victims were tweeting "pray for us."
"If this was a member of my family, that's what I would be doing: praying for their safety knowing that I physically couldn't remove them from harm," he said.
Paul said the left is "arrogant" to mock religion while acting "as if there's some [gun] law that's going to fix this."
He argued that instead of a gun control law, he is proposing a bill that would stop letting people into the U.S. from "certain parts of the world where they're intent on killing us."
Watch Sen. Paul’s interview with Bill Hemmer below.