Republican Congressman Ronny Jackson attempted to blame rap music and video games for the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
The Texas politician dismissed the need for gun control in an interview with Fox News. Instead, Ronny Jackson criticized rap music and video games while discussing the shooting that left 19 children dead.
“When I grew up, things were different,” Ronny Jackson said. “There was a focus on family and community and church … And I just think that kids are exposed to all kinds of horrible stuff nowadays too. I look back and I think about the horrible stuff that they hear when they listen to rap music, the video games that they watch from a really early age with all of this horrible violence and stuff. And I just think that they have this access to the internet on a regular basis, which is just not good for kids, I don’t think.”
Ronny Jackson then claimed it wasn’t appropriate to point fingers in the aftermath of a tragedy. He apparently didn’t realize the irony of his words.
“I think we need stop at this particular point,” the Republican said. “Nobody needs to be pointing fingers too much right now.”
A gunman named Salvador Ramos killed 19 students and two teachers at Uvalde’s Robb Elementary on Tuesday (May 24). The 18-year-old suspect was killed by law enforcement."