When Elizabeth Warren was asked earlier this year if she’d ever attend a Fox News town hall, the Democratic presidential candidate slammed the network as a “hate-for-profit machine” and vowed never to accept an invitation.
In the wake of the two mass shootings that have reportedly left 29 dead and some 53 injured, Warren doubled down on her stance:
‘We need to call it out: Fox News is a hate-for-profit machine that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists.’
Her jab at Fox News was in response to this tweet from Leah Greenberg, co-founder of the Indivisible Project:
Let's all be really clear on this:
The shooting in El Paso was a terrorist attack targeting Latinx people. It was spurred by the same white nationalist ideology that is promoted by the President of the United States and mainstreamed by Fox News.
— Leah Greenberg (@Leahgreenb) August 4, 2019
Before her Fox tweet, Warren joined a chorus of voices calling for action:
We're waking up to the second mass shooting in as many days. I’m heartsick for the 29 people killed this weekend in El Paso and Dayton—and all the other lives we lose every day due to senseless gun violence. We need to take urgent action to end the gun violence epidemic.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) August 4, 2019
Meanwhile, President Trump kept a mostly low profile, spending the first hours after the killings at his New Jersey golf course, according to the Associated Press. He eventually appeared before cameras Sunday afternoon with the first lady.
“Hate has no place in our country, and we’re going to take care of it,” he said before boarding Air Force One.
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