ABC Panel: Scalise Shooting Was Not Ideal to Push Gun-Control

Following the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise and the others present at the Republican baseball practice, there was a notable dearth of the gun-control pushing by the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC). That fact was also picked up by ABC’s Martha Raddatz, who questioned her panel about why that was during This Week on Sunday. “Do you think that had to do with the fact that you had the capitol police officer there– the security detail who really did stop this from being a much more tragic event,” she asked, triggering a rush to push the policy. According to one panelist, the facts of the shooting backed up the pro-gun stance.

The question was initially directed at Democratic Pollster Margie Omero. “We don’t need to wait for more tragedies to take action on guns,” she responded enthusiastically. “This is a way we can be healing because voters are ready.”


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