Amy Klobuchar and Beto O & Rourke beat Trump after the El Paso massacre
Two Democrats aiming for the party's 2020 bid were harshly criticized on Saturday for social media after associating the massacre in El Paso, Texas, with President Trump's rhetoric.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., One of nearly two dozen Democrats who wanted to block Trump's second term at the White House, said at an event at the Work Forum in Las Vegas.
"The people doing this shootings are responsible," Klobuchar said, referring to mass shootings like those in El Paso, which killed 20 dead and 26 injured. " But I believe Trump's rhetoric has fueled more hatred in this country. "
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Klobuchar also campaigned for weapons reform laws on Twitter [1
9659003] "Today, innocent people – families – went to this mall in El Paso," she wrote. "Some of them never came home. The US House has passed a sensible weapons law. It's long gone to say goodbye to the Senate. The question: Which side are you on? On the side of the NRA or the people. "19659003] Former US Rep. Beto O Rourke blamed the president for the shooting when he spoke in El Paso, which he represented during his congress.
" He is a racist, fueling racism, "O Rourke told reporters." Hate crimes have increased over the past three years. During a government in which the president referred Mexicans as rapists and criminals. "
The shootout in El Paso took place in a Walmart store on Saturday afternoon, and a suspect was later arrested, police said.  Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Speaks during the first of two Democratic presidential debates that CNN hosted at the Fox Theater in Detroit on July 30, 2019. (Associated Press) “/>
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn ., Speaks during the first of two democratic presidential debates that CNN held at the Fox Theater in Detroit on July 30, 2019. (Associated Press)
While some in the social media praised the candidates' comments, others criticized them for politicizing the shootout.
"Amy! Thank you for everything you do and we need more! This President must be held accountable for these deaths and carnage. He is complicit, he is part of this crime because he triggers hatred among his supporters, "wrote one supporter.
" Beto O & Rourke is completely correct, "another added.
Another user wrote that it is Democrats and Congress who blame it for not combating gun control.
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"I see you've accused President Trump as usual of hate crimes in shootings in El Paso GMAFB Democrats are always trying to get political about this BS They've had years to clear the gun, but you and the entire congress can not
One user said that Klobuchar is the one who spreads hateful rhetoric. "
" Ms. Klobuchar, is not it, accuse President Trump of being your hateful rhetor I hate words like that just because you're running for the president, "wrote the Twitter user.
"@ BetoORourke Could you delay politics so long that you are respectful of those affected by this terrible act of violence," criticized another.
During the Democratic presidential debate last week in Detroit, Klobuchar said she supported a ban on offensive weapons and general background checks for gun buyers. She also criticized the president, saying that he had not done enough to respond to a shoot-out in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people died in 2018.
Several of the other Democratic presidential candidates posted similar messages on Saturday to ensure the safety of weapons Legislature in Congress.
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The President responded to the gunfight on Twitter and wrote: "Today's shootings in El Paso, Texas, were not only tragic was an act of cowardice. I know that I am standing with everyone in this country to condemn today's hate speech. There are no reasons or excuses that would ever justify killing innocent people … "