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House Dem asks Trump to ‘get off his ass’ to do something about school shooting

House Dem asks Trump to ‘get off his ass’ to do something about school shooting
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Rep. Seth MoultonSeth MoultonOvernight Defense: Iran talks set up balancing act for Biden | Pentagon on alert amid Russian saber rattling | Lawmakers urge Pentagon to be pickier about commanders' requests for more troops Is it okay to waste infrastructure dollars? Lawmakers want Pentagon, DOJ to punish current, former military members who participated in riot MORE (D-Mass.) called on Wednesday for President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Overnight Health Care: FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for adolescents | Biden administration reverses limits on LGBTQ health protections Overnight Defense: US fires 30 warning shots at Iranian boats | Kabul attack heightens fears of Afghan women's fates | Democratic Party leaders push Biden on rejoining Iran deal MORE to "get off his ass" and work with lawmakers to address the rash of shootings in U.S. schools. 

Responding to a tweet from the president offering condolences for those affected by a deadly shooting at a South Florida high school on Wednesday, Moulton said he is on board with Trump's claim that "no child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school."

"I agree with every word @realDonaldTrump said here," Moulton tweeted. "I invite him to get off his ass and join me in trying to do something about it."

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The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., left at least 17 people dead, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office. 

Police arrested the suspect, identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student at the school who had been expelled. 

Democrats have repeatedly pushed for stricter gun control laws as a way to curb the frequency of mass shootings, especially at schools. 

In October, shortly after a shooter opened fire on a Las Vegas music festival, Moulton tweeted at House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanBiden's relationship with top House Republican is frosty The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Facebook upholds Trump ban; GOP leaders back Stefanik to replace Cheney Budowsky: Liz Cheney vs. conservatives in name only MORE (R-Wis.), urging him to allow a debate on gun control measures. 

"@SpeakerRyan, how many Americans have to die before you do your job? Allow us to have a debate and a vote," he wrote. "You're letting America down."