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 WarrenCalifornia Democrats warn of low turnout in recall election Pelosi disputes Biden's power to forgive student loans Warren hits the airwaves for Newsom ahead of recall election 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.


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 MurphyDemocrats warn shrinking Biden's spending plan could backfire Democrats ramp up pressure for infrastructure deal amid time crunch Democrats brace for slog on Biden's spending plan MORE (Conn.) and Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - CDC equates Delta to chickenpox in contagiousness Harris's bad polls trigger Democratic worries Why in the world are White House reporters being told to mask up again? MORE (Calif.).