출연 중 “모닝조,” the liberal commentator referred to 공화당 원 같이 “hypocrites” 과 “scoundrels,” and accused them working “against progress” in passing gun control legislation.
Barnicle’s comments came amid the show’s focused discussion on the Texas shooting, which occurred Tuesday when 저격수, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, entered Robb Elementary School and killed at least 21 사람들, 포함 19 students and two teachers.
During the discussion, 주최자 Joe Scarborough turned to Barnicle and railed against Republican state legislators opposing legislation on gun control measures, 그들을 “근본적인,” “위험한,” “immoral,” 과 “cowards.”
He also claimed they were “turning our classrooms, our churches, our country music festivals into killing zones.”
“Everything that you just said, we just did. We just said it. Nine days ago. Because of Buffalo. Where people were killed because of their skin color in a supermarket,” Barnicle said, 참조 shooting earlier this month at a supermarket in Buffalo, 뉴욕, 죽인 10 people and injured a number of others.
He stated that the conversation was, 다시, being had today and that he didn’t think anyone on the show’s panel would “be able to get through the morning without crying.”
“We know who the enemies are. The enemies are the hypocrites and the scoundrels who stand up in the United States Senate, including last night, and talk about what a tragedy it is,” Barnicle said. “And then they actively work against progress in terms of controlling the distribution of guns in this country.”
“They are cowards. 우리는 알고 있습니다,” 그는 주장했다.
Barnicle lamented that life would just “go on” for most people, and that public officials would do “very little.”
“This lingers for many people. But it doesn’t linger enough for most people. And here we are, raising again the question we talked about just a few days ago, who are we? 진짜,” 그는 말했다.
The investigation into the Texas shooting is still ongoing, and authorities have not yet identified a possible motive.