These GOP Lawmakers Sent "Prayers" After Pulse Shooting — But Took Money From the NRA

These GOP Lawmakers Sent "Prayers" After Pulse Shooting — But Took Money From the NRA
Source: AP
Source: AP

A number of Republican politicians sent "thoughts and prayers" on Twitter in reaction to the deadliest mass shooting to in modern U.S. history that left at least 50 dead and 53 wounded at gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida on Sunday.

But many of those same politicians have accepted hefty donations from the National Rifle Association to leverage their campaigns and voted against blocking people on the U.S. terror watch list from buying guns.

Igor Volsky, Deputy Director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, is calling them out hard for it on Twitter.

North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis tweeted that he's "continuing to pray for the victims & their families."

But ...

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan tweeted that "it is horrifying me to see so many innocent lives cut short by cowardice."

Meanwhile ...

Arkansas Sen. John Boozman tweeted that "we must have the resolve to defeat #ISIS."

That's interesting because ... 


Ohio Sen. Rob Portman tweeted that the act of terrorism was "another wake up call to address the hatred and violence."

Perhaps he's forgetting ...

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted that "our hearts go out to those killed & wounded"

Really, Cruz?

Check out the all of the tweets on Volsky's Twitter page.

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Jessica Eggert

Jessica is a staff writer at Mic, covering breaking news. She is based in New York and can be reached at jessica@mic.com.

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