NBC’s Senior Washington Correspondent, Hallie Jackson, is bombarding Republicans for their anti-trans rhetoric after a transgender radical, Audrey Hale, massacred six people at the Covenant Presbyterian School in Nashville, Tennessee. Jackson’s criticism of Republicans started when discussing the possibility of the House of Representatives passing gun control legislation. She seemed skeptical about the prospect, blaming the GOP for trying to solve the cause of the shooting by discussing other catalysts for Audrey Hale’s slaughter. Republicans have started investigating mental health, social alienation, and even anti-christian rhetoric for possibly instigating recent mass shootings. Still, liberal analysts continue to tighten the noose around gun-control, doubling down on their assessment that gun control is an all-in-one solution for America’s problems.
By Ian Hanchett; March 29, 2023
On Tuesday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Hallie Jackson Now,” host and NBC News Senior Washington Correspondent Hallie Jackson stated that in the wake of the Nashville school shooting, conservative Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives are “pivoting” “from changing gun laws” to “anti-trans rhetoric or to calling this a hate crime against Christians.”
While discussing the prospect of federal gun control legislation passing in Congress in the wake of the Nashville shooting and opposition to further gun control measures by Republicans in Congress with NBC News Senior National Political Reporter Sahil Kapur, Jackson said, “The conversation is pivoting too, when it comes to some more conservative lawmakers, from changing gun laws to something like mental health, for example. Other Republicans to anti-trans rhetoric or to calling this a hate crime against Christians. It seems like that’s where the conversation is, at least in the House of Representatives.”
Kapur responded, “Yeah, there’s been a long list that’s evolved over the years where a lot of pro-gun lawmakers have been pointing the blame. It’s gone from video games, there’s a lot of talk about mental health, alienation. Now, there’s some focus on the fact that the shooter was apparently transgender. But the bottom line is, Republicans don’t want to tighten gun laws, and as a result, a number of these other explanations are coming up.”