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Scalise: Trump Is No More Responsible for the El Paso Shooting Than Bernie Sanders Is for Mine

‘And he’s not, by the way, responsible, the shooter is responsible’

BRENNAN: We'll have to wait till the fall to see what comes up. But I do want to ask you because you've voiced some concern about tone and conversation about these killings in this country. In the case of El Paso, it is the largest anti-Latino attack this country has ever seen. The killer said that he went to a border town to kill Mexicans. Given this particular context, can you understand the sensitivity to language used by the President when he refers to migrants as invading this country?

REPRESENTATIVE STEVE SCALISE: Well, first of all, I-- I-- my heart breaks as everybody's does when you see what happened. There's no place for it, whether it's somebody that's racist that-- that hates a certain ethnic group. There's no place for those kind of attacks and attacking people based on-- on their ethnicity. But to try to assign blame to somebody else I think is a very slippery slope because the President's no more responsible for that shooting as your next guest, Bernie Sanders, is for my shooting. And he's not, by the way, responsible, the shooter is responsible. What we need to do is find out those people that have slipped through the cracks, and we've seen it in shooting after shooting; Sutherland Springs, Charleston, even in Dayton. He had a hit list and a rape list and, yet, none of that was in the system. Let's make sure these background check systems work properly and are rooting out the people that shouldn't be able to legally purchase a gun but currently are because the system hasn't worked.

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