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Congressman Joe Kennedy III Tells CBS News’ Gayle King on “CBS Sunday Morning” That Arming Teachers to Make Schools Safer is “Absurd”

Kennedy Tells King: “I Have No Doubt That at Some Point Historians Will Look Back and Say the Government Failed Our Kids”

Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) tells CBS THIS MORNING co-host Gayle King that the idea of arming teachers to make schools safer is “absurd,” in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast Sunday, April 8 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.

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Kennedy, the grandson of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and son of former Congressman Joe Kennedy II, talks with King about the ongoing stalemate in Congress on gun control. He says he wants legislation that will protect students from school shootings, but says President Trump’s idea to arm teachers is “absurd on so many levels.”

Asked how he views his role as an elected official in response to the shootings, Kennedy says, “It’s horrifying, Gayle. I have no doubt that at some point historians will look back and say the government failed our kids.”

In addition to gun control, Kennedy talks about his family legacy, his entry into politics, his stand on healthcare reform, and speculation that he will run for president.

“Okay, should we be watching you in 2020?” King asks.

“I wouldn’t hold your breath on that one,” Kennedy says.

CBS SUNDAY MORNING is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.

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