After losing his daughter during a shooting, Pastor Frank Pomeroy is sending a message to those in the U.S. government: You must “be for the people again.”
On November 5, 2017, a gunman killed 26 people and wounded 20 others while opening fire on the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. During the shooting, the pastor was out of town, when his 14-year-old daughter was among those killed.
Noting what pushed him into running for the state Senate spot as a Republican in his Texas district, Pomeroy told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday that after the latest mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, occurred, it seemed “the humanity aspect of that situation was lost,” as “it was immediately politicized.”
Pomeroy urged those who are in the U.S. government to “make government be for the people again.” He added, “And people need to realize that they’re important to us, not just for votes, but that we care about you. We want you to grow up in a society where you don’t have to be living in fear.”
Watch Pomeroy’s interview below:
“Rather than going in and speaking mercy and grace and loving these people, it immediately went to the talking point of the inanimate object, ‘Oh, we have to have gun control,’ and they went to speaking about the guns in America rather than healing the local people of that area.”
The pastor noted that he believes the push for gun control by several politicians should have been “put to the side for a week or two” after the recent shootings.
Following the two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, those in politics were quick to call for gun control measures to be passed, from 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls to former President Bill Clinton (D). Additionally, some Republican lawmakers also expressed interest in “red flag” gun laws.