Four Republicans fled when asked if they were going to take any legislative action after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people.
Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee scrambled into a Capitol elevator when she was asked by Mike Stark of American Bridge if she was going to do anything besides “thoughts and prayers.”
Blackburn said she was concerned about the precious children and families.
Stark asked Blackburn if she was concerned to do anything else at all.
Blackburn glared at Stark and told him: “This is a members only elevator.”
Stark replied: “This is gun violence and children dying.”
Blackburn, who accepted $4,500 from the NRA, refused to offer any solutions for gun violence, and instead just said that her heart breaks for the children.
Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis of Florida quickly scurried away when he was asked if he could do more than “praying for kids and paying for their funerals,”
DeSantis, who accepted $2,000 from the NRA, falsely claimed the questioned diminished religion, and kept walking away when asked if he had any solutions to gun violence.
Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina, who accepted $4,000 from the NRA, refused to comment and bravely slammed his car door shut.
Republican Rep. Darryl Issa of California, who often portrays himself as a tough guy when Congress is in session, was unable to muster the courage to speak one word and got into his car.