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 Moulton2020 Presidential Candidates Rep. Joe Kennedy has history on his side in Senate bid Mass shootings have hit 158 House districts so far this year MORE (D-Mass.) called on Wednesday for President TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' 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 RyanAmash: Trump incorrect in claiming Congress didn't subpoena Obama officials Democrats hit Scalia over LGBTQ rights Three-way clash set to dominate Democratic debate 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."