John Oliver Rips GOP Candidates for Blaming Gun Violence on Mental Illness in Absence of ‘a F*Cking Plan’
John Oliver tore into Republican leadership on Sunday’s segment of Last Week Tonight. He slammed Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Mike Huckabee for failing to address problems with guns and for simply labeling the shooters as mentally ill.
“Perhaps the clearest sign of how little we want to talk about mental health is that one of the only times it’s brought up is, as we’ve seen yet again this week, in the aftermath of a mass shooting, as a means of steering the conversation away from gun control,” Oliver explained. “It seems there is nothing like a mass shooting to suddenly spark political interest mental health.”
“Okay, fine — do it then,” he stated forcefully. “Because, if we’re going to constantly use mentally ill people to dodge conversations about gun control, then the very least we owe them is a f*cking plan.”
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