Nineteen little ones and two older people were shot to death in Greg Abbott’s state this week, and the Texas governor is placing the focus on mental health reform alternatively of gun reform.
New Abnormal podcast hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Andy Levy are contacting bullshit.
“In April, he minimize $211 million from his point out section that oversees mental health and fitness packages. Texas ranks 51st for total access to psychological wellness treatment in America,” says Andy in Friday’s episode. “Suddenly [Republicans are] concerned with mental wellbeing? They are hardly ever worried with mental wellbeing. They’re never involved with nearly anything until it comes down to ‘that’ matter or guns. And then abruptly they care about it. Which is how a lot they fetishize and worship gun society.”
Abbott is not the only member of the GOP that Molly and Andy call out for gun-reform avoidance.
“Republicans, seeking to blame everything but the reality that folks can stroll into a retailer and get a gun, are now blaming doors,” adds Andy, referring to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who built headlines for “door reform” comments.
Molly isn’t permitting Democrats get off effortless, however.
“Republicans are seeking to just perform out the clock right until folks forget about it, and Democrats are attempting to enjoy out the clock right up until folks overlook about it. You know, we have Chuck Schumer expressing he’s gonna deliver in a invoice for domestic terrorism. Not pretty what I was hoping for,” suggests Molly.
The duo also breaks down previous President Donald Trump’s huge endorsement fails in the Ga state main races and irrespective of whether previous VP Mike Pence has a chance to acquire the presidency, specially if he runs towards Trump or Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“A great deal of people operate for president and believe that they have a prospect and don’t. I imagine Mike Pence is 1 of individuals individuals,” states Andy.
Then, New York journal nationwide correspondent Gabriel Debenedetti walks Molly via the elephant in the Democratic room: What takes place if Joe Biden just can’t run for re-election? There are a couple individuals who may possibly be backups for the occasion, Debenedetti states.
Very last up is New Politics Founder Emily Cherniack and Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), who shares what she thinks are the root leads to of the gun violence epidemic—and says the overall Republican Celebration “needs to be treated and cleansed.”