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 MulvaneyWhite House preparing to ask Congress for funds to combat coronavirus: report Tucker Carlson calls out Mick Mulvaney on immigration remarks: 'Dishonest and stupid' Trump furious after officials allowed Americans with coronavirus to fly home with other passengers: report MORE on Sunday defended President TrumpDonald John TrumpWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Democrats duke it out in most negative debate so far 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'RourkeCNN signs Andrew Yang as contributor Krystal Ball: Voters are coming to their own judgements about who is electable Warren campaign to host series of events in Texas 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 CastroThe Hill's Campaign Report: Bloomberg to face off with rivals at Nevada debate How the media fall in and out of love with candidates Key Latino group endorses Sanders ahead of Nevada caucuses 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 ButtigiegWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Sanders most searched, most tweeted about candidate during Democratic debate 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 BrownOn The Money: Stocks close with second day of steep losses | Dow falls over 800 points as coronavirus fears grow | Kudlow claims virus has been contained | US expects China to honor trade deal amid outbreak Hillicon Valley: Agencies play catch-up over TikTok security concerns | Senate Dems seek sanctions on Russia over new election meddling | Pentagon unveils AI principles Senate Democrats urge Trump administration to impose sanctions on Russia for election interference 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 EscobarDemocrats call for Twitter, Facebook to take down Pelosi video posted by Trump El Paso Walmart shooting suspect charged under federal hate crime law The Hill's Morning Report - Icy moments between Trump, Pelosi mark national address 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 HurdGun control group plans to spend million in Texas in 2020 Trump to attend California fundraiser with Oracle chairman The Hill's Morning Report - Nearing witness vote, GOP rushes to acquit Trump 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 TapperAcosta to Trump: CNN's 'record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours sometimes' Murphy: No concerns with Sanders on gun policy Dean says he's not worried Sanders would harm down-ballot Democratic candidates 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 CottonOvernight Defense: More closures possible at US bases in Europe as coronavirus spreads | Pompeo says Afghan 'reduction in violence is working' | Man accused of trying to blow up vehicle at Pentagon Top general: More closures at US bases in Europe possible as coronavirus spreads Limbaugh claims coronavirus is being 'weaponized' to 'bring down' Trump 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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