Sounding strikingly similar, a number of Democrats spoke out against offering prayer in the aftermath of the San Bernardino massacre.
For whatever reason, this time many on the left began speaking out against this common expression of sympathy.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.): “All the victims . . . deserve more than our thoughts and prayers, they deserve action.”
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.): “It is time for action, we are past the time for platitudes and prayers.”
Sen. Patrick Murphy (D., Conn.): “Thoughts and prayers . . . have become a mask for inaction.”
Sen. Patty Murray (D., Wash.): “We need something more [than thoughts and prayers], we need action.”
In sum: Only Congress, not God, can solve mass shootings.
— Tom Elliott is the founder and editor of Grabien.