It’s a record no one wants to see broken again. Just 15 months since the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando became the deadliest mass shooting in modern-day U.S. history, here we are again. The country mourns dozens of people who were killed when a 64 year-old man fired into a crowd of 20,000 people. More than 500 others were injured.
President Trump addressed the nation Monday morning with a message of unity, saying in moments like these “America comes together as one. And it always has.”
Many in Congress echoed the President with thoughts and prayers for victims and their families. But others were furious with those thoughts and prayers, instead demanding real action. But based on recent congressional history, that seems unlikely.
Jim Braude is joined by former president of the Boston NAACP Michael Curry, now the chair of the national NAACP Advocacy and Policy Committee, Boston Globe Ideas Editor Dante Ramos and Michael Astrue, the former Commissioner of Social Security under Presidents George W. Bush, to discuss the legislative paralysis in Congress and what can be done to break it.