Rep. Jamaal Bowman blasts Republicans after they inform him to settle down over gun violence

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) called Republicans cowards and got into a vocal fight with Rep. Thomas Massie over gun violence.

Here’s the video from Rep. Bowman (D-NY):

Republicans won’t do anything about gun violence, but try to tell me to calm down.


We can’t calm down. People die every day while we wait.

— Congressman Jamaal Bowman (@RepBowman) March 29, 2023

A second video:

Democrat MP Jamaal Bowman, walking out of the House votes tonight, says of the House of GOP: ‘You are in control of the House! The American people need to know they don’t have the courage to do anything to save the lives of children!” Video credit: @DaniellaMicaela

— Annie Grayer (@AnnieGrayerCNN) March 29, 2023

Rep. Bowman, a former principal, said in part: “Cowards. cowards. You will do nothing to save the lives of our children. They are damn cowards. You are a coward.”

MP Thomas Massie (R-KY) joined and told Bowman there had never been a shooting in a school where teachers are allowed to carry guns.

Bowman replied: “Carry guns? More guns lead to more death. Look at the data. You don’t look at the data. You carry the water for the gun lobby.”

Massie urged Bowman to calm down, and the New York congressman replied: “Calm down? 9-year-old children die. The solution is not to arm teachers. Have you ever worked at school?”

Bowman repeated his question several times and Massie walked away.

Rep. Bowman then told reporters that he worked as a teacher and as a middle school principal at the school for 20 years.

Republicans are not used to being confronted and challenging their arguments in the gun lobby.

Democrats are changing the conversation about gun violence in schools. They will no longer put up with NRA talking points.

Children are dying in school and Republicans are finally being called out for their cowardly refusal to do anything about guns.

Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.

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