NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 5:43 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz offered prayers rather than action in response to Wednesday’s massacre.
Prayers aren’t working.
Another mass shooting prompted another round of silence Wednesday from GOP presidential candidates on the issue of gun control.
Instead, while the Democratic presidential wannabes were calling for stricter gun laws in the wake of the San Bernardino massacre, the Republicans were preaching about prayer.
“Our prayers are with the victims, their families, and the first responders in San Bernardino who willingly go into harm’s way to save others,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tweeted.
It was a remarkable similar response from Cruz following the shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs last week.
“Praying for the loved ones of those killed, those injured & first responders who bravely got the situation under control in Colorado Springs,” Cruz tweeted at the time.
The GOP presidential hopefuls all followed a similar script.
“Praying for the victims, their families & the San Bernardino first responders in the wake of this tragic shooting,” tweeted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Jeb Bush’s message was nearly identical.
“Praying for the victims, their families & the San Bernardino first responders in the wake of this tragic shooting,” he tweeted.
Ben Carson wrote on Twitter: “My thoughts and prayers are with the shooting victims and their families in San Bernardino.”
“My thoughts and prayers are with the shooting victims and their families in San Bernardino,” wrote Ben Carson.
Donald Trump, not surprisingly, offered a response with a bit more attitude — but it still said nothing about guns.
“California shooting looks very bad. Good luck to law enforcement and God bless. This is when our police are so appreciated!” Trump tweeted.
The Democrats struck a strikingly different tone.
“I refuse to accept this as normal. We must take action to stop gun violence now,” Hillary Clinton tweeted.
Like his GOP presidential rivals, Chris Christie also offered prayers.
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Jeb Bush also wrote on Twitter that he was praying for the victims.
“Mass shootings are becoming an almost-everyday occurrence in this country,” Bernie Sanders tweeted. “This sickening and senseless gun violence must stop.”
Martin O’Malley called out the NRA by name.
“Horrifying news out of #SanBernardino. Enough is enough: it’s time to stand up to the @NRA and enact meaningful gun safety laws.”
Presidential candidates react on Twitter to San Bernardino massacre
Marco Rubio [Nothing on the shooting.]
Rand Paul [Nothing on the shooting]
Carly Fiorina [Nothing on shooting]
Rick Santorum [Nothing on shooting]