Following the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 400 others, liberal pundits and politicians on Twitter have been quick to politicize the tragedy.
The Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD) identified the shooter as 64-year-old, Stephen Paddock, who was a white man living in nearby Mesquite. He allegedly used a fully automatic weapon to shoot from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel across the street from the venue.
While more information comes in, liberals have been quick to politicize the horrific shooting. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wrote on Twitter that she was “heartsick” and then minutes later called for gun control.
Tragedies like Las Vegas have happened too many times. We need to have the conversation about how to stop gun violence. We need it NOW.— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) October 2, 2017
In addition to Warren, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) issued a statement, saying, “It’s time for Congress to get off its ass and do something.”
Sen. Chris Murphy releases statememt on Las Vegas shooting:— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) October 2, 2017
"This must stop...It's time for Congress to get off its ass and do something" pic.twitter.com/hymdP7r5nx
New York radio host, Charlamagne Tha God, wrote that he’s praying for gun control.
Praying for the cities after the fact is great but what we really need to be praying for is Gun control.— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) October 2, 2017
Rather than focusing on the victims, GQ special correspondent and former MSNBC and ESPN host Keith Olbermann took time to criticize President Donald Trump for sending his “warmest condolences,” writing that Trump is “soulless” and “not a human being.”
Based on this soulless sentiment and tone-deaf construction, the President of the United States is not a human being: pic.twitter.com/aKOykkrmhF— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 2, 2017
If liberals weren’t calling for gun control, they were blaming white people for having too much privilege.
Before LVMPD classified the shooting as “terrorism,” Shaun King, a columnist with The Intercept, wrote on Twitter, “Only in America can whiteness prevent the man who conducted the deadliest mass shooting in American history from being called a terrorist.”
Only in America can whiteness prevent the man who conducted the deadliest mass shooting in American history from being called a terrorist.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) October 2, 2017
Meanwhile, Black Lives Matter co-founder DeRay McKesson wrote, “Watch whiteness work.”
watch whiteness work. a local individual, eh? https://t.co/73qEqSPREc— deray mckesson (@deray) October 2, 2017