Dem Rep. Chews Out GOP Colleague Over Gun Management: ‘They’re All Cowards’

Rep. Jamal Bowman (D-NY) entered right into a Capitol constructing shouting match together with his Republican counterpart, Rep. Thomas Massie, on Wednesday over the chamber’s repeated failed efforts at gun management.

The incident started when Bowman, a former college principal himself, forcefully instructed reporters exterior the Home chamber that the press ought to be extra proactive in questioning conservative lawmakers who’ve lengthy fought towards insurance policies that will make it harder to acquire and possess firearms.

“They’re cowards! They’re all cowards!” Bowman shouted as he left the Home chamber, video of the second reveals. “Youngsters are dying!”

“Query them! Pressure them to answer the query, ‘Why the hell don’t you do something to save lots of America’s kids?’”

Massie, who overheard the comment, hit again by saying: “You recognize, there’s by no means been a faculty taking pictures in a faculty that permits lecturers to hold”—which actually set Bowman off: “Carry weapons? Extra weapons result in extra useless!” he exclaimed, whereas pleading with him to “take a look at the information.”

After a dramatic backwards and forwards between the pair, Massie walked away, saying, “You’re simply screaming at me.”

The incident comes simply two days after one more college taking pictures, this one at a Christian elementary college in Nashville referred to as The Covenant, claimed the lives of three college students and three staff of the college—in addition to the shooter.

The bloodshed started Monday morning simply after 10 a.m. when the suspect, since recognized as 28-year-old Audrey Hale, shot by way of a locked glass door and commenced mowing down individuals contained in the constructing.

Hale was a former scholar on the college, police mentioned, and suffered from an undisclosed emotional dysfunction. Police additionally confirmed that Hale recognized as transgender—with one member of the family telling The Each day Beast that Hale “comparatively not too long ago” began utilizing he/him pronouns.

Nashville officers recognized the three kids killed in Monday’s bloodbath as William Kinney, Hallie Scruggs, and Evelyn Dieckhaus, all of whom had been 9 years previous. The adults who died are Katherine Koonce, 60, the pinnacle of the college, Cynthia Peak, 61, a instructor, and Mike Hill, a beloved custodian who college students affectionately known as “Massive Mike.”

Bowman has expertise in faculties similar to Covenant—he was a instructor within the Bronx earlier than he co-founded a public center college there referred to as Cornerstone Academy for Social Motion, the place he additionally served as principal.

“I used to be in cafeterias defending youngsters each day of my profession,” Bowman mentioned after the Wednesday’s incident with Massie, dismissing the Republican’s strategies.