Scarborough: 'Washington would be melting down' if shooter was 'named Muhammad'

Scarborough: 'Washington would be melting down' if shooter was 'named Muhammad'
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“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough said Monday that Washington, D.C., “would be melting down” if the suspect in the Texas church shooting had been “named Muhammad.”

“And now we have Southern Baptist churches getting shot up,” Scarborough said.

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“Again, had it been a radical Islamic terrorist with a beard named Muhammad, Washington would be melting down right now.”

Scarborough during his show criticized what he described as a lack of response and action in the wake of shootings in the United States. 

“We wouldn’t put up with this with any other epidemic. We would not — if this were terrorism, Islamic, radical terrorism, again, Washington would be on fire this morning,” Scarborough said.

Twenty-six people were killed when a gunman opened fire on Sunday at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Officials have identified the suspect as 26-year-old Devin Kelley, who was found dead several miles from the location of the shooting, according to CNN.

A number of Democrats have renewed their calls for gun-law reform following the shooting.

Sens. Bob Casey Jr. (Pa.) and Dick Durbin (Ill.) both called for action on Sunday following reports of the shooting.

"I’m thinking of and praying for all those impacted by the shooting in Texas. In addition to offering my prayers and thoughts I also believe Congress must take action on gun violence," Casey wrote on Twitter.