These senators have the blood of dead fourth graders on their hands

These senators have the blood of dead fourth graders on their hands

Mitt Romney (UT), $13,647,676

Richard Burr (NC), $6,987,380

Roy Blunt (MO), $4,555,722

Thom Tillis (NC), $4,421,333

Marco Rubio (FL), $3,303,355

Joni Ernst (IA), $3,124,773

Rob Portman (OH), $3,063,327

Todd C. Young (IN), $2,897,582

Bill Cassidy (LA), $2,867,074

Tom Cotton (AR), $1,968,714

Pat Toomey (PA), $1,475,448

Josh Hawley (MO), $1,391,548

Marsha Blackburn (TN), $1,306,130

Ron Johnson (WI), $1,269,486

Mitch McConnell (KY), $1,267,139

John Thune (SD), $638,942

Chuck Grassley (IA), $226,007

John Neely Kennedy (LA), $215,788

Ted Cruz (TX), $176,274

Lisa Murkowski (AK), $146,262

“Grief overwhelms the soul. Children slaughtered. Lives extinguished. Parents’ hearts wrenched. Incomprehensible.” Those were the words that Utah Senator Mitt Romney tweeted yesterday after the murders of nineteen fourth-grade children and two teachers. He’s made the same comments after previous school shootings. But, that hasn’t kept him from taking money from the National Rifle Association. So far it’s been almost fourteen million dollars. As long as he keeps voting against gun control legislation the money will keep coming. Talk one way, vote the other.

“Heidi & I are fervently lifting up in prayer the children and families in the horrific shooting in Uvalde.”  Those were the words of Texas Senator Ted Cruz after the shooting in his own home state of Texas. More thoughts, more prayers and more money from the NRA. $176, 274 to be exact. His talk is cheap; donations from the gun lobby to his political war chest are not. 

I can go on and on and on, but you get the point. These politicians try to say the right words, but their actions betray them. To them, cash over children’s lives. It’s despicable that they continue to take money from this organization. Their acceptance of the money makes them responsible, too. All of them have the blood of yesterday’s victims on their hands. Remember this in November and in every future election until this changes. 

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