A grieving father who emotionally confronted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) about gun safety said his daughter’s rights were “terminated” by a gunman wielding a weapon of war at a Florida school.
Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jamie was gunned down last week at Douglas High School in Parkland, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the NRA’s broad interpretation of the Second Amendment should not override other basic civil rights.
“My daughter had rights more than just the Second Amendment — they’ve all been terminated,” Guttenberg said. “That’s what I say. I’m a believer in the Second Amendment, assault weapons are simply allowed through an interpretation of what the Second Amendment is, okay? I say we need to be real, we need to be realistic.”
“I wanted my kid to live out all of her rights,” Guttenberg added. “I sent my son out to go shooting with his grandfather about a month ago. I have no issue with any of that, but we shouldn’t put in place a process that makes it so easy through some bastardized interpretation to get these weapons. I’m sorry, to the core of my being, I just can’t agree.”
Guttenberg said “somebody needs to be fired” by the FBI for failing to investigate a tip about the alleged gunman who killed 17 students and teachers last week, but he said gun laws should be changed to restrict access to the most deadly weapons.
“Unlike in past shootings, these kids are at an age where they can verbalize and fight — and this shooting was caught on video, the cell phones came out,” he said. “You can’t hide from what happened, and because of that and the fight in these kids and fight in me, I have hope. I think this time was different, and I think we’re going to get something done.”
“It may not happen tomorrow,” Guttenberg added. “It should, but it’s going to happen.”
Mike Pompeo under increasing scrutiny as as Trump impeachment ramps up: report
On Saturday, WVAS Radio's Scott Simon profiled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — and how the impeachment investigation is shaping his political situation.
"As the impeachment inquiry against President Trump continues its march through Congress, questions are churning around his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo," wrote Simon. "For example, did he know, as witnesses testified before House investigators, that President Trump sought political favors from Ukraine in exchange for millions in U.S. assistance? Why did he take days to reveal he was on the now infamous July 25 call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy? And does he believe allies of the president who — despite the findings of the intelligence community — claim that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 election?"
Mitch McConnell’s effort to sabotage Trump impeachment could hit this brick wall
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his GOP allies have signaled that they might pass a highly partisan set of rules designed to sabotage an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, which might include everything from time limits on Democrats trying to submit evidence, to a parallel public investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden to make Trump's Ukraine behavior look legitimate.
But on MSNBC's "AM Joy," justice and security analyst Matthew Miller walked host Joy Reid through how difficult such a package of rules could be to pass — and how even a small defection of senators from his caucus could block it.
World leaders mocked Trump because they’re tired of his ‘center of attention’ act: MSNBC guest
During an MSNBC segment on President Donald Trump's abrupt departure from NATO talks in London after video was released of world leaders making fun of him, an MSNBC guest said those same leaders have become tired of his act.
Speaking with host David Gura, the LA Times Eli Stokols said international diplomats have realized there is no dealing with the president who is in his own world and just wants attention..
"Your colleague had a great line: 'This is a president who views norms like a teenager views curfews,'" Gura began.
"Well, he likes going to these things and blowing them up and being the center of attention," Stokols replied.