Fox News guest says people calling for change after Texas shooting are ‘damaging the situation’

Fox News guest Buck Sexton said Tuesday Tucker Carlson tonight that those who criticize politicians who can, but don’t want to, legislate to prevent mass shootings like that at a Texas elementary school earlier in the day are “damaging the situation.”

Host Tucker Carlson hypothesized that mental illness may have played a role in the shooting. Many on the left, he claimed, “don’t seem too concerned that there are suddenly so many tragically, sometimes dangerously, mentally ill people walking around.” He then asked, “Am I the only one noticing?”

Sexton said a discussion of mental illness “would be a helpful conversation for the country and obviously at this moment of real tragedy there is a need for unity and healing in the country as much as we can to try to address the aftermath of the.” bad guys like this.”

But Sexton then slammed the likes of Sen. Chis Murphy (D-CT) and President Joe Biden for calling for action to end mass shootings, and scoffed at the effectiveness of any bill Congress might pass if one day it met stubborn opposition Republicans could overcome that of the gun lobby.

“But I have to say that the people who take this as an opportunity to bludgeon the other side with platitudes like ‘We have to do something’ – that always falls into a very narrow political lens. You’re actually hurting the situation,” Sexton claimed.

“They actually make it harder,” he continued, “because if we’re really trying to have a conversation about how to prevent these types of atrocities from happening again — by percentage [in that] They won’t stop all mass shootings [but] You want to stop as many as possible without completely imploding your society.”

This conversation, he argued, “can’t go along the lines of, ‘Here’s the thing that I’ve been trying to get through Congress for the last six months or the last 20 years that no one thinks actually has anything against the shooting or some other shooting and if you don’t, you’re a monster.'”

Carlson agreed. “When someone is dying, stop and observe a moment of silence because it’s not about you,” he said. “You don’t start talking about yourself right away, you narcissist. “Well, I have a law I could pass.” No stop.”

Sexton later reiterated that a dialogue about mental illness was “obviously” desirable. But “pushing magazine restrictions or whatever the issue at the moment just goes to show that there are some people who, even in a moment of national tragedy like this, can’t get beyond themselves.” Fox News guest says people calling for change after Texas shooting are ‘damaging the situation’


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