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Former Vice President Al Gore drew a startling comparison, saying climate change skeptics are similar to the law enforcement officers who botched the response to the mass shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas.
“The climate deniers are really in some ways similar to all those nearly 400 law enforcement officers in Uvalde, Texas, who waited outside an unlocked door while the children were slaughtered,” Gore said during the interview. a pre-recorded “Meet the Press”. interview aired on Sunday.
“They heard the screams, they heard the gunshots, and no one came forward,” he continued. “And God bless those families who have suffered so much. Law enforcement officials tell us this is not typical of what law enforcement usually does.”
UVALDE SHOOTING REPORT FINDS ‘CULTURE OF NON-COMPLIANCE’ AMONGST STAFF, ‘TACITLY CONDONED’ BY DIRECTORS
Gore, a former senator from Tennessee who served as vice president to former President Bill Clinton, insisted that tackling climate change is not a “partisan issue” but that the United States, like Uvalde’s answer, don’t act.
“And in the face of this global emergency, what we are doing with our inaction and our inability to walk through the door and stop the slaughter is not typical of what we are capable of as human beings,” he said. he declares. “We have the solutions, and I think these extreme events that just keep getting worse and worse are really starting to change your mind.”
“We need to have unity as a nation to come together and stop making political football out of it,” he added. “It shouldn’t be a partisan issue.
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Video of the police response to the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School, in which 19 children and two adults were fatally shot, showed officers gathering for more than an hour outside a classroom where the shooter carried out his attack.
Police Chief Pedro “Pete” Arredondo is on paid administrative leave while the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District determines his fate.
A 77-page report released by the Texas House of Representatives Investigative Committee found that school administrators had adopted a “regrettable culture of non-compliance” with safety and security measures leading up to the shooting.