(Republicaninformer.com)- A White House correspondent corrected Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on some misinformation she had spread regarding the school massacre in Nashville, Tennessee.
At least three children and three adults were killed Monday when a 28-year-old female active shooter entered the Covenant School via an unlocked door. The police located the murderer on the second floor, and after a deadly shootout, she was pronounced dead at the scene.
After hearing the details of the disaster, Jean-Pierre lied about the number of casualties.
The press secretary said they are reporting the deaths of six children, all of whom were elementary school pupils. She said, “we can’t keep seeing what we watched today.”
“There were three kids and three adults,” the reporter cut in for a correction.
Police have reported that the assailant, who has not been formally identified at this time, was armed with at least two assault-style rifles and a handgun and opened fire on both floors of the building until being confronted by police at 10:27 a.m., at which point she was fatally shot.
Jean-Pierre began her briefing by attacking Republican senators who had opposed an “assault weapons ban.”
Jean-Pierre asked rhetorically how many more children need to be killed by gun violence before Republicans in Congress take responsibility and take action on “assault weapons.” She said the President of the United States called on Congress, in the SOTU address, to take action to end the pandemic of gun violence that is ripping apart families and communities.
President Joe Biden has repeatedly promised to ban so-called “assault weapons” after a spate of horrible incidents occurred during his administration.
I call on Congress again to support my assault weapons ban,” President Biden said in a speech after the shooting. Biden has said that it is high time that we start “making more progress” (on his agenda.)
Several significant mass shootings occurred during the two years President Joe Biden was in office, the most noteworthy of which happened in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, a primary school in Uvalde, Texas, and a celebration of the Lunar New Year in Monterey Park, California.