During the opening of this Sunday's State of the Union, CNN's Jake Tapper took the Republicans to task who refused invitations to appear on his show to discuss the mass shootings that took place over the weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
We should note that we invited the Republican Governor, Lieutenant Governor and both Republican U.S. Senators representing Texas to join us this morning. They all declined.
The Republican Governor of Ohio also declined. We also asked the White House to provide someone to discuss these shootings. That request too was declined.