And Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) isn’t having it.
McCarthy said on Fox News that video games “dehumanize individuals to have a game of shooting individuals and others” after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton left a combined total of 29 people dead.
“When you look at these photos of how (the El Paso shooting) took place, you can see the actions within video games and others,” McCarthy said.
But Ocasio-Cortez said the real problem is white supremacy ― adding that it’s one Republicans won’t address because that would mean taking on part of their own base:
The suspected gunman in El Paso is a white man who reportedly shared a white supremacist manifesto online before the attack. The hate-filled document attacked immigrants, claiming there is a “Hispanic invasion of Texas.”
President Donald Trump has also called immigration an “invasion,” including in his campaign ads on Facebook.
Ocasio-Cortez shared a tweet showing some of those ads: