BAD TASTE: Senate candidate jokes that GOP’s ‘thoughts and prayers’ stopped school shooting

A lot of Democrats are already making speeches about the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Wednesday, but Shane Morris, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Tennessee, didn’t stop to give thoughts and prayers to the victims — instead, he grabbed a video camera and made a live Periscope video joking that he had “fantastic news” — “thoughts and prayers stopped the entire shooting right in its tracks.”

“Nobody got injured, nobody’s gonna die,” he continued, knowing the lockdown was still on. He actually breaks character to laugh at his own cleverness every now and them.

Good news! Thoughts and prayers stopped the shooting in Parkland, FL.

— Shane Morris (@IamShaneMorris) February 14, 2018

Democratic senate candidate.

— Pam D (@lifebythecreek) February 14, 2018

and the asshole brigade opens their mouth and the shit falls right out.

— UncleFacts (@unclefacts) February 14, 2018

That didn’t take long.

— It wasn’t meh (@RightAllTheTime) February 14, 2018

I pray you’ll think again before making a joke like this in the midst of an ongoing tragedy.

— Joseph Adams (@JBA101) February 14, 2018

Better news. You’ll never be elected you fat load

— ☠Problematic AF™☠Director, NoKo PR Department (@EF517_V2) February 14, 2018

Just for context, consider that at 3:15 p.m., word was that there were up to 50 casualties:

Students with hands up being brought out of school. Gunman still at large, preliminary reports up to 50 victims #breaking #CBSLA #StonemanShooting

— Sandra Mitchell (@CBSLAsandra) February 14, 2018

Morris went live with his video joking that, because of prayer, “nobody got injured, nobody’s gonna die” — at 3:21 p.m. He certainly can jump on a crisis — maybe he will win a Democratic Senate seat.


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