Steve Scalise: Trump Isn’t Responsible for El Paso Shooting, Like Bernie Sanders Wasn’t to Blame for Mine

Posted on August 12, 2019 7:08 am

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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) defended Donald Trump on Sunday over the notion that the president is responsible for the sociopolitical climate that led up to the El Paso shooting.

During an interview with CBS’ Margaret Brennan, Scalise was asked if he has any concerns about Trump referring to immigrants as though they are “invading this country.” Scalise answered that there is “no place” in America for attacks on people based on their ethnicity, but he also lamented the “slippery slope” of casting blame for El Paso on anybody but the shooter.

“To try to assign blame