Sunday shows - Mass shootings grab the spotlight

Deadly shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio dominated the political talk shows on Sunday morning.

At least 20 people were killed at a Walmart in El Paso on Saturday and 9 more died in another mass shooting just hours later in a Dayton bar.

Read The Hill's full coverage of the shows below:

Mulvaney: Not fair to lay shootings 'at the feet of the president'
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS 
 
Acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyTrump administration asks Supreme Court to take up challenge to consumer bureau NOAA chief praises agency scientists after statement backing up Trump tweet The Hill's Morning Report — Biden steadies in third debate as top tier remains the same MORE on Sunday defended President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE's record in the wake of two mass shootings in which dozens of people were killed in less than 24 hours.

"This is a serious problem, no question about it, but these are sick, sick people and the president knows it," Mulvaney said on ABC's "This Week." "But I don't think it's fair to lay this at the feet of the president."
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O'Rourke: Trump's 'racist,' 'white nationalist' rhetoric encourages attacks
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeOvernight Energy: Top presidential candidates to skip second climate forum | Group sues for info on 'attempts to politicize' NOAA | Trump allows use of oil reserve after Saudi attacks Five top 2020 Democrats haven't committed to MSNBC climate forum Yang campaign says it received 450K entries for 'Freedom Dividend' contest MORE, a former Texas congressman, said Sunday that President Trump's racist rhetoric is in part to blame for the mass shooting in O'Rourke's hometown of El Paso. 
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Castro: Trump 'made a choice to divide people' for his 'political benefit'
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
 
Democratic presidential candidate Julian CastroJulian CastroTrump campaign video jabs at Biden's gaffes Obama, Bush among those paying tribute to Cokie Roberts: 'A trailblazing figure' Saagar Enjeti: The real story behind Biden's 'Corn Pop' tale MORE on Sunday said President Trump created the environment that led to the shooting in El Paso, Texas, that killed 20 people and left two dozen more wounded.
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Booker: Trump 'particularly responsible' for rising hate
By REBECCA KLAR
 
"In my faith, I have this belief that you reap what you sow and he is sowing seeds of hate in this country."
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Buttigieg: 'There's no question white nationalism is condoned at the highest levels of our government'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw 2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE (D) said in the wake of a mass shooting that killed 20 people in El Paso, Texas that white nationalism “is condoned at the highest levels.”
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Brown: Our country is better than Trump's 'racist, divisive' words
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownBipartisan housing finance reform on the road less taken Hillicon Valley: Google to promote original reporting | Senators demand answers from Amazon on worker treatment | Lawmakers weigh response to ransomware attacks Senate Democrats want answers on 'dangerous' Amazon delivery system MORE (D-Ohio) said in the wake of a mass shooting early Sunday that claimed the lives of nine people in Dayton, Ohio that the U.S. is better than President Trump's "racist, divisive" language.
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McConnell should bring Senate back into session to pass background checks, Brown says
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
“We wake up to grief and sadness about these victims and these families but it pretty quickly turns to anger that our government hasn’t done anything,” he said.
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El Paso congresswoman: We have a 'gun violence epidemic' as well as a 'hate epidemic'
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS 
 
Rep. Veronica EscobarVeronica EscobarGun epidemic is personal for lawmakers touched by violence House holds moment of silence for El Paso victims House Republicans want details on Democrats' trips to Mexico MORE (D-Texas), whose district includes the El Paso Walmart where 20 people were shot and killed Saturday, said it "was not accidental" that the store – where many Hispanic Americans and Mexicans shop – was targeted.
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Hurd calls on public to flag shooting threats on social media
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Rep. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdGOP struggles with retirement wave Here are the lawmakers who aren't seeking reelection in 2020 Pelosi: GOP retirements indicate they'll be in the minority, with Democrat in the White House MORE (R-Texas), who recently announced his retirement, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the public should report social media threats of mass violence to law enforcement in the wake of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas that killed 20 on Saturday.
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Dayton mayor: Quick police response saved 'hundreds' of lives
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
 
The mayor of Dayton, Ohio said Sunday that her city could have had "hundreds of lost lives" if police were slower in responding to a mass shooting earlier that morning.
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CNN's Jake Tapper calls out Republicans who turned down interviews after shootings
By REBECCA KLAR
 
"State of the Union" host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperO'Rourke responds to Buttigieg's gun criticism: 'That calculation and fear is what got us here in the first place' O'Rourke's debate moment reignites gun debate on Sunday shows Cicilline: O'Rourke's AR-15 comment 'doesn't help' MORE on Sunday called out a group of Republican lawmakers that he said declined to appear on the CNN show to discuss two deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.
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Cotton: 'The Democrats have truly lost their mind'
By TAL AXELROD 
 
Sen. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant Cotton2020 Democrats raise alarm about China's intellectual property theft Bolton returns to political group after exiting administration Meadows, Cotton introduce bill to prevent district judges from blocking federal policy changes MORE (R-Ark.) said the Democratic presidential primary contenders have “lost their mind” with a slate of progressive policies.
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Buttigieg addresses backlash after police shooting: 'The badge has a history'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) on Sunday addressed his low support among African Americans and the recent police shooting of an unarmed black man in the city.
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Top aide: China must end 'Seven Deadly Sins' to stop trade war
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Sunday identified what he called the “seven deadly sins” that  China must stop doing before the ongoing trade war with the U.S. will come to an end.
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