Sarah Sanders jumped into Texas shooting to justify a non-gun abortion ban.


Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who won the Republican presidential nomination, said in a victory speech on Tuesday, mourning the Texas school shooting and calling for a ban on abortion.

Sanders said the shooting at Rob Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which killed at least 19 children and two adults, was “a striking and humble reminder of how precious life is.”

“All lives are valuable and the most vulnerable of us are the ones we need to fight the most and protect the most,” she added.

“I can assure you that in our administration, that is exactly what we are going to do. We will make sure your child is as safe in the womb as it is in the classroom, at work, or in a nursing home. Because every stage of life has value.”

Sanders has been vocal about past gun control measures.

Former President Donald Trump publicly encouraged Sanders to run for governor in 2019 when Sanders left the White House to return home.

During his two years as Trump’s spokesperson, Sanders used the White House briefing room to target Democrats on issues like immigration and crime. She remained a controversial figure during that time, and was often seen sparring with reporters. She also faced criticism for her avoidance.

But in Tuesday’s speech, she didn’t mention the former boss.

In 2019, the former president praised Sanders as a “warrior.”

“Sometimes it’s even harder because there are so many. But we have some great ones. But Sarah was fantastic and she was fantastic. She will have a great future. She was a warrior in a sense,” she said.

Sanders is the daughter of former governor Mike Huckabee, a pastor who ran Arkansas for nearly a decade.

Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene jumped into the fight this morning, speaking out against new gun control efforts after news broke of a school shooting in Yuvalde, Texas. She declared on her Twitter that no more efforts are needed to limit the widespread possession of guns in the United States, far surpassing other countries that do not see such violence.

Meanwhile, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has attacked “pro-life” Republicans who have been passive about gun control since the school shootings.

A New York congressman tweeted that Republican politicians were more interested in overturning abortion rights than protecting American citizens from gun violence.

“It’s like being ‘living’ while supporting a law that allows children to be shot at school, by elders at the grocery store, by worshipers serving at the House of Faith, by abusers, survivors or anyone in crowded places. There is nothing. It is the idolatry of violence. And it has to be done,” he tweeted.

Tuesday’s attack was the deadliest school shooting in Texas four years ago after a gunman killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School in Houston.

It was the deadliest attack on an American elementary school since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 20 students and six teachers.

Additional reporting by agency

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