Mnuchin urges Congress to look at gun issues after Florida shooting

The Hill – by Naomi Jagoda

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday said the recent school shooting in Florida was a “tragedy” and called on Congress to look into gun issues.

“Personally I think the gun violence — It’s a tragedy what we’ve seen yesterday, and I urge Congress to look at these issues,” he said during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing about President Trump‘s budget request.  

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) pressed Mnuchin about the administration’s plans regarding gun violence.

“I have vast responsibilities as Treasury secretary but this is out of my lane of responsibility,” Mnuchin said.

Lewis said that the government “must do better” to address gun violence.

“We have to save our children, our citizens, our teachers,” the congressman said.

Mnuchin told Lewis, “I appreciate the severity and the tragedy and I will speak to the president and the other Cabinet members.”

Seventeen people on Wednesday were killed in a school shooting at a South Florida high school.

Authorities later identified the suspected shooter as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz.

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/374007-mnuchin-urges-congress-to-look-at-gun-issues-after-florida-shooting

7 thoughts on “Mnuchin urges Congress to look at gun issues after Florida shooting

  1. Yes, Munchin’….. we must do better to address gun violence, and a good way to start would be kicking all the Zionist instigators out of this country.

    Another Jew telling us to disarm because of another MOSSAD school shooting. Who would have guessed?

  2. ” “I have vast responsibilities as Treasury secretary but this is out of my lane of responsibility,” Mnuchin said. ”

    So keep your filthy Zionist mouth shut and start thinking about your future, when the LORD returns to judge the living and the dead. Salvation’s offer ends at your last breath.

  3. Well, since the Democrats couldn’t get We the People to approve of gun confiscation, I guess now the CPEs are using the Republicans, as well as FOX News… Pretty soon they’ll have to use libertarians, Christian Zionist preachers, dogs, cats,…

  4. Gun control CHECK
    One shooter CHECK
    Anti-depressants CHECK
    Drill day CHECK
    School shooting CHECK

    Did we miss anything else on the agenda?

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