While they got the chance to kiss their children goodnight, I kissed the urn holding my beautiful boy's ashes,” #Hockley wrote... #SandyHook#Leadership#Hockley, whose son Dylan was one of 20 children killed in the shooting, slammed both Trump and White House press secretary #SarahHuckabeeSanders for their actions on the anniversary of the shooting in a lengthy #Facebook post.
#Hockley first criticized #Sanders for saying she didn’t think any action could have been taken to prevent the shooting. “But while I can forgive Sanders for her lack of knowledge (though not her lack of compassion) I cannot say the same for #PresidentTrump,” Hockley wrote. “Not only did he ignore the 5-year remembrance completely - not even a single #Tweet - he slapped us all in the face by having none other than NRA President #WayneLaPierre at his White House Christmas party that night. The appalling lack of humanity and decency has not gone unnoticed.” Sanders confirmed to the #NewYorkDailyNews that #LaPierre was among the guests at the White House Christmas party on Dec. 14. “While they ignorantly partied and remained uninformed on an issue that kills thousands of #Americans every year, I was crying myself to sleep. While they got the chance to kiss their children goodnight, I kissed the urn holding my beautiful boy's ashes,” #Hockley wrote. “I would request an apology. But I'm not sure there are any hearts in #theWhiteHouse that would understand why an apology is the least they could do.” #DonaldTrump was endorsed by the #NRA and figures from the group spoke at the #RepublicanNationalConvention in his favor.
#Trump’s#WhiteHouse has pushed back against taking action on gun control, with #Sanders saying it was too early to take action in the days after the October mass shooting in #LasVegas, the deadliest in modern U.S. history.