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In the wake of the tragic events in Uvalde, Texas, legislators are looking to take action to improve the safety of our nation’s schools. On Wednesday, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) asked for the Luke and Alex School Safety Act to be passed by unanimous consent.

But Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wasn’t having it.

“The truth: There were officers at the school in Texas,” Schumer tweeted. “The shooter got past them. We need real solutions—We will vote on gun legislation starting with the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act.”

From Fox News…

The bill, named after Parkland, Florida, shooting victims Luke Hoyer and Alex Schachter, would require the Department of Homeland Security to establish a “Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety Best Practices” for use by state and local educational and law-enforcement agencies, institutions of higher education, health professionals, and the public. And it would require DHS to “collect clearinghouse data analytics, user feedback on the implementation of best practices and recommendations identified by the clearinghouse, and any evaluations conducted on these best practices and recommendations.” 

On the Senate floor, Schumer said the legislation could be considered if Republicans agree to debate on the domestic terrorism bill. Johnson responded that it’s “a sad day for the United States Senate,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Johnson responded to Schumer on Twitter.

“Not surprising that the Democrat leader would lie about the bill he blocked that parents of Parkland victims have been trying to pass for years. Dems aren’t looking for solutions, they want wedge issues that they hope will keep them in power. Sick.”

Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) also blasted Schumer, saying “This was a bill I worked on with the parents of Parkland victims. It’s named after them. You’re a liar and a hack.”

Florida Senator Marco Rubio also replied to Schumer.

“The truth: Schumer blocked a bipartisan bill the makes the school safety clearinghouse schoolsafety.gov permanent because radical left wing activists oppose it.”