MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on Florida Shooting: When Will the GOP ‘Wake Up and Realize It Has Blood on Its Hands?’

Thursday on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House,” host Nicolle Wallace discussed gun control legislation on the heels of the shooting in Parkland, FL that resulted in 17 deaths, and asked when the Republican Party would “wake up and realize it has blood on its hands.”

Addressing political strategist Steve Schmidt Wallace said, “You and I are the two non-practicing Republicans in this conversation, and we carry the most culpability of a party being held hostage by the NRA. The NRA is a gun lobby that is out of step with the vast majority of its members that support more common sense gun measures. Most gun owners are for things like gun locks and gun safes. Most gun owners are for background checks.”

She continued, “I want to ask you something. Democrats who are for gun control are fine doing more for the mentally ill, but Republicans who are for doing more for the mentally ill never ever, ever, ever want to have a conversation about gun control. When is the Republican Party going to wake up and realize it has blood on its hands?”

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