Ruben Gallego’s Fury Over Uvalde Is Exactly Why He Must Challenge Sinema

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Ruben Gallego’s Fury Over Uvalde Is Exactly Why He Must Challenge Sinema

From The Nation | Politics by John Nichols

The Arizona Democrat spoke for a good many when he called out Republicans and Democrats after the massacre of 19 children and two teachers in Texas.

The rote responses of most congressional Republicans to the murder Tuesday of 19 Texas schoolchildren and two of their teachers were so wrenchingly vapid, so grotesquely lacking in any sense of urgency, that Representative Ruben Gallego could not take it any longer. The Arizona Democrat read a statement from Republican Senator Ted Cruz in which the Texan claimed those who demanded action to avert future school shootings were “politicizing” the tragedy. And he responded appropriately.

“Fuck you @tedcruz you care about a fetus but you will let our children get slaughtered,” replied Gallego. “Just get your ass to Cancun. You are useless.”

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