McConnell Just Claimed Congress Can’t Do Anything To Stop School Shootings: Report
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) claimed on Tuesday that there’s not much Congress can do to stop school shootings.
According to The Lexington Herald-Leader, McConnell told a group of community leaders in Danville, Ky., that the federal government can’t do much besides appropriate funds.
“You would think, given how much it takes to get on an American plane or given how much it takes to get into courthouses, that this might be something that we could achieve, but I don’t think we could do that from Washington. I think it’s basically a local decision,” McConnell said.
“It’s a darn shame that’s where we are but this epidemic is something that’s got all of our attention,” he added. “And I know it’s got the attention of every school superintendent in the country.”
Lawmakers, especially Republicans, have faced increased pressure to pass stricter gun laws after the wave of mass shootings that have taken place in the U.S.