Like other liberals in the mainstream media, late night host Jimmy Kimmel wasted no time in politicizing Wednesday’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. However, Kimmel crossed a line when he used the tragedy to mock Christians, and it didn’t take long for this move to backfire.
Western Journalism reported that Kimmel opened his monologue on Thursday night by calling for gun control. How original!
“Tell your buddies in Congress, tell Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and 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,” Kimmel said. “Go on TV and tell them to do that. I’ll tell you something. That is a perfect example of the common sense you told us you were going to bring to the White House. It’s time to bring it, we need it.”
Kimmel then questioned the religious faith of Republican lawmakers, calling them “allegedly Christian.”
“Tell these congressmen and lobbyists who infest that swamp you said you were going to drain, 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 said. “And don’t you dare let anyone say it’s too soon to be talking about it, because you said it after Vegas. You said it after Sandy Hook, you say that after every one of these eight now fatal school shootings we had in this country this year. Children are being murdered.”
Kimmel went on to become completely unhinged, blaming Trump for the shooting by saying he believes the president’s rollback of Obama-era regulations and efforts to repeal Obamacare contributed to the massacre.
“You’ve literally done nothing,” Kimmel said. “Actually, you’ve done worse than nothing. You like to say this is a mental health issue. One of your very first acts as president, Mr. Trump, was to actually roll back the regulations that were designed to keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill. You did that. Your party voted to repeal the mandates on coverage for mental health. So I agree, this is a mental illness issue, because if you don’t think we need to do something about it, you’re obviously mentally ill.”
Twitter users, however, weren’t having any of it:
Mr Kimmel, gun laws aren’t the answer and the president has nothing to do with this or any in the past! We the people have the power and need to be more vigilant about safety! A killer will find a way and can get weapons
— blackthunder (@steelknight7) February 16, 2018
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