Warren to GOP: Thoughts and prayers not enough after Texas shooting

Warren to GOP: Thoughts and prayers not enough after Texas shooting
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOn The Money: Turkey slaps more tariffs on US goods | Businesses fear blowback from Russia sanctions bill | Senate turns to toughest 'minibus' yet Warren introduces Accountable Capitalism Act Lewandowski says Bloomberg would be 'very competitive' against Trump in 2020 MORE (D-Mass.) on Sunday slammed Republicans for offering their condolences in the wake of the Texas church shooting while failing to take concrete steps to curb gun violence.

"Thoughts & prayers are not enough, GOP. We must end this violence. We must stop these tragedies. People are dying while you wait," Warren wrote in one tweet.

Warren took to Twitter to express her anger and heartbreak after a gunman opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing at least 26 people and injuring about 20 others.

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She took aim at the National Rifle Association (NRA), asking when her congressional colleagues will finally take a stand against their gun policies. 

"How many kids must die of gun violence on playgrounds & streets every day with no attention at all before we wake up to what’s happening?" she wrote in a another tweet.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) called the church massacre the state's "deadliest mass shooting."

Authorities have not yet announced the identity of the shooter, who also died.

The Massachusetts lawmaker joins a growing group of Democratic lawmakers who are renewing their calls for gun reform in the wake of the latest mass shooting including Sens. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyFormer Teacher of the Year wins Connecticut primary Live results: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Vermont, Connecticut hold primaries The Hill's Morning Report — Signs of trouble for Republicans in House special election MORE (Conn.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisOvernight Health Care: Arkansas Medicaid work rules could cost thousands coverage | Record number of overdose deaths in 2017 | Dems demand immediate reunification of separated children Senate Dems demand immediate reunification of remaining separated children Lewandowski says Bloomberg would be 'very competitive' against Trump in 2020 MORE (Calif.).