Anti-gun New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) tweeted an open letter blasting President Donald Trump and other elected officials in Washington, D.C., over Friday's mass murder at Santa Fe High School in Texas, saying they needed to "do something" about gun violence.
.@realDonaldTrump DO SOMETHING Sincerely, Andrew M. Cuomo Father of Cara, Mariah and Michaela Taxpayer Governo… https://t.co/cFaVSGgVzC— Andrew Cuomo (@Andrew Cuomo) 1526664057.0
The far-left Democrat's letter stated:
Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. Las Vegas. Orlando. Parkland.
And now, Santa Fe.
When is enough enough? How many more innocent people have to die before you act?
You were elected to lead — do something. Your first responsibility is to the people of this country, not the NRA — do something. My heart breaks for the families who have to grieve from this needless violence — DO SOMETHING.
Andrew M. Cuomo / Father of Cara, Mariah and Michaela / Taxpayer / Governor of New York / NRA "F" rated elected official
Prior to his open letter, Cuomo tweeted a similar message to Trump and "Washington Republicans."
How did Trump respond to the shooting?
Trump said Friday that "everyone must work together at every level of government to keep our children safe" from gun violence in schools.
"We grieve for the terrible loss of life and send our support and love to everyone affected by this absolutely horrific attack," Trump said, before telling students, families, teachers and staff at the school that "we're with you in the tragic hour, and we will be with you forever."
We grieve for the terrible loss of life, and send our support and love to everyone affected by this horrible attack… https://t.co/05tDoyLLzu— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1526661264.0
According to ABC News, the president added that "this has been going on for too long in this country, too many decades."
The Santa Fe High School shooting comes just three months after 17 people were killed on Valentine's Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
What's the story with Cuomo and guns?
The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit on Friday against New York state officials, including Cuomo, over what the group referred to as a “blacklisting campaign” staged against them by the defendants.
In 2016, Cuomo lifted up New York as a beacon for the LGBT community and an example of stricter gun control during a vigil for the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack.
"The frustration over a society that would allow a madman to buy an assault weapon has gone on for too long,” Cuomo said two years ago. “How many people have to die before the federal government comes to its senses? We had Columbine, we had Virginia Tech, we had Sandy Hook, we had San Bernardino, we had Aurora, Colorado. When does it stop?”