Political Candidates Respond to 'Sickening and Senseless' San Bernardino Shooting

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As the nation starts healing from the mass shooting in San Bernardino, political figures are weighing in on what happened.

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The New York Daily News front page read "God Isn't Fixing This" in response to the comments made by Republican candidates Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham and House Speaker Paul Ryan, who offered prayers to the victims and families.

Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner, went to Twitter:

Ben Carson Tweeted:

Jeb Bush also offered his prayers:

Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley took a tough stance on Twitter against the NRA:

Hillary Clinton refused to accept this type of occurrence as normal in America:

Bernie Sanders echoed similar sentiments:

Social media also lit up with celebrity reaction.

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Amy Schumer, a vocal critic of gun violence, wrote:

Christina Applegate tweeted:

Queen Latifiah sent out a heartfelt message to her fans:

A picture of a grizzly bear, California’s official state animal hugging the state flag has gone viral as part of #PrayForSanBernadino.


? #prayforsanbernardino #prayforcalifornia #prayfortheworld

A photo posted by Olive & June (@oliveandjune) on Dec 3, 2015 at 7:03am PST


Following the shooting, the Rockefeller Center annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in New York City saw an avalanche of tighter security. Large parts of Midtown Manhattan were shut down. Everyone entering the area was checked and anyone with an umbrella or book bag couldn't get through to see the lighting.

At the Los Angeles Lakers / Washington Wizards basketball game thousands of fans bowed their heads for a moment of silence as the lights were turned down.

President Obama was about to give CBS a prescheduled interview news of the shooting broke.

He told CBS News: “We should never think that this is just something that just happens in the ordinary course of events because it doesn't happen with the same frequency in other countries."

He also said that America’s pattern of mass shootings “has no parallel anywhere else in the world.”

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