Not a Single Republican Would Join 'Morning Joe' to Discuss the Massacre in Las Vegas

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosted two Democratic lawmakers — but no Republicans — to talk about gun laws in the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas.

But that’s because no Republicans agreed to go on TV to discuss the massacre, according to co-host Mika Brzezinski.

“We just want to mention that we did ask a number of Republicans to be on this morning, because you’re seeing a lot of Democratic lawmakers joining us this morning, and they all declined,” Brzezinski said.

Two Connecticut Democrats, Rep. Jim Hines and Sen. Chris Murphy, each appeared on the program to discuss the need for new laws aimed at reducing gun violence, which they said enjoyed broad public support.

“Let’s be clear,” Murphy told Brzezinski. “The pace of the epic mass shootings, 10 or more people being killed, doubled after the assault weapons ban expired. That’s not a coincidence.”

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