California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) went after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) after McCarthy was caught on camera refusing to answer questions about the mass shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, where three 9-year-old students and three adults were shot to death by a former student at the Christian school.
“Says he’s not answering any questions,” Raju wrote about McCarthy. “Posed for photos with tourists, then went into his office.”
The California governor shared the video on his own Twitter account and captioned it with a single word: “Coward.”
It’s not the first time Newsom has criticized McCarthy’s silence following a mass shooting.
In January, the governor similarly slammed his fellow Californian for not speaking out after massacres in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay.
“We haven’t heard one damn word from him,” Newsom said at the time about McCarthy. “Not one expression, of prayers even, of condolences, nothing and it surprises no one.”
Watch the video and Newsom’s reaction below.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) March 29, 2023