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Tennessee Republican responds to ‘hatred’ over remarks that nothing will ‘fix’ school shooting

by Jared Gans – 03/30/23

The GOP Tennessee congressman who said nothing will be done to “fix” gun violence following this week’s deadly school shooting in Nashville responded Thursday to the “hatred” he has received over his comments.

“I realize their hatred towards me and my beliefs, and that’s fine,” Rep. Tim Burchett said in a Thursday interview on “Fox and Friends First.”

Burchett’s initial comments came after a shooter killed three students and three staff members at an elementary school in Nashville. Police confronted, shot and killed the shooter.

“It’s a horrible, horrible situation,” Burchett had told reporters. “And we’re not gonna fix it. Criminals are gonna be criminals.”

He also said he does not see “any real role” for Congress in addressing gun violence other than to “mess things up.”


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