California Governor Calls Out GOP Leaders After School Shooting

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has lashed out at at Republican leaders in Washington, DC accusing them of ignoring the problem of gun violence in the country. Newsom's comments come after a high school student at Saugus High School walked into the campus quad, pulled a .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol from his backpack and shot five classmates, two fatally, then shot himself in the head on his 16th birthday.

Sheriff's deputies responding to the school found six people in the campus quad suffering from gunshot wounds. One of them was later determined to be the suspect, whom L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said was hospitalized in grave condition.

Newsome specifically pointed to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell, saying the Kentucky senator has stopped gun safety legislation from being voted on and that President Donald Trump has done nothing but offer thoughts and prayers.

Senator Lindsey Graham blamed the lack of progress on gun violence legislation on the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

"You know, we're kinda stuck I think impeachment has sucked all the energy out of this place, and that's too bad," South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said yesterday. "I'm dying to do something about this and a bunch of other things."

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