In the aftermath of the Nashville school shooting that killed three children and three adults, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has called on Congress to take action on gun control. Speaking to CNN's Kaitlin Collins, Jean-Pierre criticized the House Judiciary Committee for postponing a scheduled markup of a gun rights resolution after the shooting.
“Our message here is very, very clear: Enough is enough. We need to see action in Congress,” Jean-Pierre stated emphatically.
“We should not be saying there's nothing else to do. We should be trying to figure out what else there can be to do,” she said.
However, Jean-Pierre emphasized that the focus should be on protecting innocent lives and preventing tragedies like the Nashville school shooting from happening again.
“We have to make sure there are common-sense gun safety laws. We have to make sure that we ban assault weapons,” she reiterated.
It remains to be seen if Congress will take action on gun control, but Jean-Pierre's call for action is a reminder that the lives of innocent children and adults are at stake. The time for talk is over; it is time for action.