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CNN’s Brian Stelter Prayer Shames Mitch McConnell

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CNN anchor Brian Stelter used Twitter to point out six instances where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offered prayers for those affected by mass shootings.

“Six of the times @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell offered prayers to the victims of mass shootings,” Stelter wrote above a graphic of McConnell’s tweets addressing shootings from 2017 onward, including El Paso.

Six of the times @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell offered prayers to the victims of mass shootings. pic.twitter.com/sUpX9KTWNV

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 4, 2019

The Twitter account @Richard_Harambe accused Stelter of “prayer shaming.”

Cnn is prayer shaming now pic.twitter.com/m9KjHQljYg

— Dr. Richard Harambe (@Richard_Harambe) August 4, 2019

The CNN host denied the accusation in a reply, insisting he is “all in favor of prayer,” but also “in favor of reporting on what politicians do and don’t do.” (RELATED: Texas Lt Gov Warns Antifa: ‘Stay Out Of Texas’ In Wake Of Walmart Shooting)

Nope. I’m all in favor of prayer. And I’m all in favor of reporting on what politicians do and don’t do.

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 4, 2019

Daily Caller social media director Jessica Fletcher summed up the reaction from many conservatives on Stelter’s feed:

Is this supposed to be an indictment against him? If so, you really failed.

— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) August 4, 2019