In wake of the Sunday night massacre in Las Vegas, which left nearly 60 dead and more than 500 injured, Painter called out lawmakers who offer “thoughts and prayers.” In a series of tweets, he called on the public to demand more of their representatives.
And if Congress won’t act, he said, fire them.
Americans are sick of political hacks talking about condolences and sympathy while stuffing NRA blood money in their pockets. Do sonething.— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) October 2, 2017
We can all pray about it, but we elected you to do something to protect us. What are you doing to fix our permissive gun laws? https://t.co/iCbcc6kNNJ— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) October 2, 2017
Enough BS. For thoughts and prayers call a priest or rabbi. For decent gun laws call a congressman, and if he doesn't DO anything, sack him.— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) October 2, 2017
Follow the money.— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) October 3, 2017
Has your U.S. Congress person received donations from the NRA? https://t.co/uPH821CKZb
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- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.