To his credit, anchor Neil Cavuto pushed back, noting that “these shootings, Senator, were going on long before CRT and wokeness, right?”
Johnson would not concede the point.
Look. It’s absolutely worth discussing guns in a broader cultural context. But the idea that Johnson appears to be pushing that critical race theory and “wokeness” sit at the root of the problem badly misses the point.
Rather than acknowledge — as the facts bear out — that this country has a gun violence problem, Johnson is instead falling back on a Trumpian hobbyhorse: That political correctness is somehow to blame.
The Point: Debate the influence of “wokeness” on our culture. Fine. Just don’t do it as a way to explain what happened in Uvalde.