State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta Malcolm Kenyatta
State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta

When state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta participated in our Keystone candidate forum in Philadelphia last month, the shooting death of 14-year-old Nicolas Elizalde at Roxborough High School was fresh in everyone’s mind.

Referencing that tragic murder, Kenyatta pointed to the hypocrisy of Republican leaders who cite a mental health crisis as the root cause of school shootings, then vote against bills that would provide resources for mental health care.

“The one thing they said might be the cause of the problem, they won’t even invest in that,” Kenyatta said.

Watch Kenyatta address Republican hypocrisy here.