California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) criticized UKTN News primetime hosts for its coverage of mass shootings and gun violence in the US, calling it a “disgrace”.
“It’s a shame what they say, what these people say every night,” Newsom told reporters according to UKTN 10. scapegoat, and by doing nothing about gun safety, nothing for decades.
Newsom was dealing with the aftermath of a shooting in which a gunman shot and killed 11 people at a New Year’s Eve party in Monterey Park, California on Sunday.
He appeared to criticize the network and right-wing lawmakers, blaming them for not acting to support gun safety after a string of mass shootings spanning more than a decade — from Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 to the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California in 2018 and an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas in 2022.
“‘It’s not the right time, not the right time, not the right time.’ Rinse, repeat. Not the right time, Sandy Hook, not the right time, rinse, repeat. Uvalde. Remember Uvalde? Remember? Rinse, repeat,” Newsom said. “You don’t remember the Borderline here, 13 people “Look that one up. Rinse, repeat. Nothing they do. And we know. And we let them get away with that.”
Newsom was visiting the victims of the Monterey Park shooting when he said he received a call Monday night about another shooting — this time in Half Moon Bay that had killed seven people.
“During the hospital meeting with victims of a mass shooting, I am pulled away to be briefed on another shooting. This time in Half Moon Bay. Tragedy upon tragedy,” he said tweeted.
UKTN News did not immediately respond to the request for comment.