Rep. Seth Moulton: President Trump Needs to ‘Get off his Ass’ and Stop School Shootings

February 16, 2018

In the aftermath of the February 14 attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) suggested President Trump needs to “get off his ass” and do something about school shootings.


Moulton’s history is marked by decisions to boycott moments of silence for shooting victims as a way to teach Congress a lesson for not passing more gun control. For example, he refused to take part in a moment of silence for Orlando Pulse shooting victims and refused again to participate for Las Vegas shooting victims.


On October 2, 2017, the day after he Las Vegas attack, Moulton directly criticized House Speaker Paul  Ryan (R-Wisc.) for refusing to take up more gun control:


Now Moulton is urging Trump to take up control.




Trump reacted to the Florida attack by tweeting, “My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.”


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