Source: Ashe Schow

Over the weekend, two mass shootings — one in El Paso, Texas, and the other in Dayton, Ohio — resulted in the deaths of 29 people and dozens more injuries. Media outlets covering the event spoke mostly to Democrats calling for more gun control.

On Sunday, CNN anchor Jake Tapper called out Republicans whom he had invited onto his show, “State of the Union” to discuss the shootings but declined to appear. Early in the program, Tapper said his team had invited Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Texas Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, and anyone from the White House to appear on the show but they declined. In a follow-up tweet, Tapper said his team also reached out to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to no avail.

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