(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) got into a heated exchange concerning gun control on Wednesday evening. The exchange came only a few days after a mass school shooting on Monday at a Christian elementary school resulted in the deaths of three 9-year-olds and three adults.
Bowman, a former middle school principal, left votes and told reporters to push for answers from Republican lawmakers who are repeatedly refusing to pass firearm restrictions. In a loud voice, Bowman called them “cowards” who “won’t do anything to save the lives of our children at all.” He then proceeded to tell reporters to press them for answers to the question “‘Why the hell don’t you do anything to save America’s children?’ And let them explain that all the way up until 2024.”
Massie, a co-chair of the Second Amendment Caucus, at that moment, exited the House chamber and questioned what was happening. Massie proceeded to claim that a school shooting has never taken place in a school that “allows teachers to carry.”
In response, Bowman said that more guns would only cause more deaths. The exchange between the two continued while many other lawmakers passed by.
Bowman then asked Massie if he had ever been employed in a school, but Massie walked away claiming that Bowman was just “screaming at me.”
Bowman however proceeded to talk about his experience having spent two decades working in schools and protecting children.
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