(THE BLAZE) -- Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) blocked a school safety bill introduced by Republicans but supported by members of both parties hours after chastising the GOP for allegedly doing nothing to prevent gun violence in schools.
Following Tuesday's deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two adults were horrifically murdered by a disturbed gunman, Democrats have clamored for new gun control laws and accused Republicans of being complicit in the murder of children through inaction. But when Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin introduced a school safety bill on Wednesday afternoon, Schumer blocked it.
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"GOP Sen. Johnson just tried for a bill that could see more guns in schools—I blocked it," Schumer boasted on Twitter. "The truth: There were officers at the school in Texas. The shooter got past them. We need real solutions."