Sen. Cornyn destroyed after saying we can ‘sort out ‘ Uvalde school shooting ‘later’

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R- Tex.) is getting ratioed on Twitter after seemingly downplaying the actions or inactions, which he deemed “split-second decisions,” of local police outside the Robb Elementary School during the horrific mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

Disturbing accounts have emerged that local Uvalde police didn’t exactly rush into the school to save children and neutralize the shooter.

Facts are still unfolding, but information is emerging that suggests cops loitered outside the school and expended more energy containing irate and terrified parents than saving children.

A tactical team was supposedly delayed from entering, too.

“The decision by the on-site commander to delay breaching the classroom of a Texas elementary school during the mass shooting this week was the ‘wrong decision,’ authorities said Friday. Nearly 20 officers stood in a hallway outside of the classrooms during the attack… for more than 45 minutes before agents used a master key to open a door and confront the gunman, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw said at a news conference,” CBS News reported on Saturday.

A livid Texas Gov. Abbott has said that he was initially misled by local officials about the scope of the police response.

Cornyn may modify his assessment going forward, and he has already seemed to allude to a clarification of same, but he hardly convinced anyone on social media by tweeting that “The second guessing and finger pointing among state and local law enforcement is destructive, distracting, and unfair. Complex scenarios require split second decisions. Easy to criticize with 20-20 hindsight.”

Cornyn also opined that “There will be plenty of time to sort this out later. Focus now should be on thorough investigation and lessons learned to prevent future tragedies, not finger pointing.”

Cornyn, who Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has tapped to negotiate with Democrats on gun-related legislation in the aftermath of the slaughter in Texas, subsequently wrote in a response to a tweet that “the story has changed multiple times already, as you know. My only point we need a thorough investigation and to nail down facts before reaching a conclusion. Accountability should follow.”

Sadly, Democrats immediately sought to politicize this unspeakable tragedy.

Breitbart’s John Nolte perhaps summed up the situation as many Americans see it:

“If you’re a cop, you go in. If you aren’t sure you can go in, don’t be a cop. No shame in that. Many of us aren’t sure. But if you put on the badge, you go in.”

According to the New York Times, Uvalde cops reportedly participated in active-shooting training on their home turf as recently as two months ago, and the session guidelines purportedly emphasized that an “Officer’s first priority is to move in and confront the attacker.”

Various social media users across the ideological spectrum reacted directly to Cornyn’s tweets in which the lawmaker seemed come across an apologist for apparent lackluster law enforcement in Uvalde on May 24:

Here is just a sampling:

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