Fox News anchor Shepard Smith continued to scrutinize the lack of legislative action following the weekend’s back-to-back mass shootings – the country’s 251 th so far this year – in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas.
Immediately after the Parkland shooting that killed 17 people in 2018, a visibly frustrated Smith questioned why the country was “Failing our children” after it could not “Figure out why this happens in our country.”
Smith’s tone in his monologue on Monday shifted from scorn to exhaustion following the Dayton shooting that killed at least 31 people, and the El Paso shooting that killed at least 22 people.
“You remember something of many, maybe, as a cable news viewer,” Smith added.
Smith’s criticism of legislative inaction differed from Republican leaders and other conservative commentators on his network, many of whom were quick to focus on suspected mental illnesses and the shooting suspects.
“You can’t forget, ever,” Smith said.
“‘Time for action, I promise,’ thoughts and prayers,” Smith added.