CORDES: David, a lot of people saw the reporting that you did from inside the school while the shooting was taking place. And I’m truly sorry that — that all of you had to live through that. But I want to read to you what President Trump said last night. He said that it’s actually the Democrats that have let you down because they didn’t pass legislation when they controlled Congress. Does he have a point?
DAVID HOGG, STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: President Trump, you control the House of Representatives. You control the Senate. And you control the executive. You haven’t taken a single bill for mental health care or gun control and passed it. And that’s pathetic. We’ve seen a government shutdown. We’ve seen tax reform. But nothing to save our children’s lives. Are you kidding me? You think now is the time to focus on the past and not the future to prevent the deaths of thousands of other children. You sicken me.
CORDES: So what kinds of laws do all of you think should be on the books that aren’t right now?
HOGG: Well, what I think need to be on the books right now that isn’t is literally any law that’s from either side of the political spectrum. If you’re a Republican that supports mental health care, we want you out there making your voice heard because that’s just as important as gun control or gun safety laws at this point because Democrats also want gun safety rules and we can’t get into any more debates. We need discussion. We’ve had the debates. And people have died as a result. Children have died and will continue to if we don’t stop now and look at both side of this because we can’t wait around any longer. Children are dying as a result. And we need to take action.
And I call on President Trump and the Republican controlled House and Senate and executive branch to work together, get some bills passed and stop taking money from the NRA, because children are dying and so is the future of America as a result.