The View panel were fuming as they talked about Tuesday’s massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, TX. The mass shooting left 19 children and two adults dead.
Much of the anger was directed at do-nothing politicians, particularly Republican congresspeople who seek to stall any movement towards meaningful gun reform. Whoopi Goldberg started off the conversation with her understandable anger.
“What are we doing?” she said, according to The Wrap.
"Why are we always at square one with this? And I swear to God, if I see another Republican senator talk about their heart being broken, I'ma go punch somebody. I can't take it. And your 'thoughts and prayers.' If your thoughts and prayers were really with everybody, you'd have done something by now."
Ana Navarro, the lone Republican at the table, also lashed out at her party, saying, “What happened after Sandy Hook? We didn’t pass legislation. We taught kids how to do more drills, we invented bulletproof backpacks.”
“And so I would like Republicans–and let’s just say Republicans, because they are the ones that are standing in the way. It is not Congress. Congress, the House of Representatives, has passed a gun reform bill that’s been sitting in the Senate now for months and months. It’s going to get called up again. Republicans are being held hostage by the NRA, which is a gun lobby and a special interest that holds the purse strings.”
Navarro also lambasted her party for focusing their energy on unnecessary issues instead of issues that actually impact everyone.
“I would like Republicans to show the same energy that they do for banning books, and banning conversations about gays, and banning conversations about Black history, and regulating my uterus. I want them to show the same energy for banning guns. There is no reason why an 18-year-old should have access to weapons of war that can kill children in a matter of seconds.”
The panel at 'The View' aren't the only people outraged by this miscarriage of justice with regard to gun reform.
Everyone, from celebrities to politicians, have been talking about their anger, from celebrities and sports figures to politicians and clergy, have been furious with the Republican effort to staunch gun legislation for the sake of lobbyists.
Our thoughts and anger are with the victims and their families at this time.