Left-wing activist David Hogg said on MSNBC over the weekend, in the wake of the tragic synagogue shooting, that Americans should elect politicians that do not go after the perpetrators of evil.
Hogg made the remarks on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC” after an anti-Semite killed 11 and injured six more at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday morning.
“This Congress in this election on November 6, Americans have the chance to go out and save lives and elect politicians that don’t try to divide and conquer but try to unite and conquer the challenges that we face as a people, that attack the sources of evil and not the people that are perpetrating it,” Hogg said.
“Because in reality, none of us are Democrats or Republicans, we’re Americans that have to face the same issues every day and we’re not going to get anywhere by blaming other people,” Hogg continued. “We have to go after the sources of evil and not those perpetrating it, contrary to what the president likes to do.”
Hogg’s remarks about not blaming other people came after he spent the entire weekend attacking the National Rifle Association (NRA) and President Donald Trump over the synagogue shooting.
“F–k the NRA, vote,” Hogg wrote on Twitter.
Hogg later added: “Saying the NRA has nothing to do with gun violence is like saying big tobacco has nothing to do with lung cancer.”
Hogg also brought up a past tweet from Trump that said: “I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health. Raise age to 21 and end sale of Bump Stocks! Congress is in a mood to finally do something on this issue – I hope!”