ABC6 Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis weighs in: Remembering the victims; putting the politics on hold.
Within minutes of the tragedy, the debate over what do became highly politicized and polarized, even with very few facts on the table. I found the harshness of the debate – particularly on social media - truly alarming, especially when I think we should still be in a state of mourning. The politics and policy questions will come in due time and should be vigorously debated, but not now. Now is the time to mourn, honor and remember.