Text pi to 797979

for an Immediate Response

Friday, February 16, 2018

Jimmy Kimmel Slams Trump, GOP Over Florida Shooting: ‘You’ve Done Worse Than Nothing’ (Video)

Jimmy Kimmel opened up Thursday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” with a plea to Republican lawmakers in the wake of the Florida school shooting in which 17 people were killed: “Do something. Now. Not later. Now.”

17 people, mostly students, were killed and at least 14 more were injured on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Officials released the identities of the victims, including both students and faculty, on Thursday.

After showing a clip of Donald Trump’s public remarks after the shooting, a visibly angered Kimmel urged the president to “tell Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio – all the family men who care so much about their communities – that what we need – are laws. Real laws – that do everything possible to keep assault rifles – out of the hands of people who are going to shoot our kids. Go on TV – and tell them to do that.

“Tell these Congressmen – and lobbyists – who infest that swamp you said you were going to drain,” Kimmel added with clear sarcasm at the word “swamp,” to “force these allegedly-Christian men – and women – who stuff their pockets with money from the NRA year after year after year – to do something. Now. Not later. Now.”

Kimmel also called out politicians for what has become a standard response after these tragedies. “Don’t you dare let anyone say “it’s too soon to be talking about it”. Because you guys said that after Las Vegas. You said it after Sandy Hook. You say that after every one of these eight now fatal school shootings we’ve had in the United States this year.”

“Children are being murdered,” he continued. “Do something. We still haven’t talked about it. You still haven’t done anything about this. Nothing. You’ve literally done nothing. Actually – you’ve done worse than nothing.”

Kimmel ended the monologue by urging viewers to “vote them out of office” if nothing changes.

Watch the whole thing above.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Mother of High School Shooting Victim to Trump: ‘Do Something! (Video)

Chris Rock Drove Home a Gun-Control Argument on the Day of the Florida Shooting

President Trump Blames Mental Health for Florida School Shooting – Guns Not Mentioned

Kelly Ripa on Florida School Shooting: ‘I Had to Talk My Kids Off a Ledge’ (Video)

Source: the wrap feed

IN THE NEWS

Contact Us

Reload

By signing or submitting this form, you agree to the terms and conditions and privacy policy of this website.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

The true measure of a Private Investigator isn’t the awards, but what the awards say about the Private Investigator: dedication and commitment to the client.