Pastor Frank Pomeroy questioned the political approach Democrats tend to take every time there is a mass shooting in which lives are lost.
Pomeroy launched his campaign to be elected to the state Senate because the humanity of the mass shooting made him aware that the humanity of the situation had been pushed aside. He will run as a Democrat he said in an interview on “Fox & Friends,” Aug. 29, Fox News.
“I think what really put me in the race was that after the El Paso shooting and the Dayton shooting, the humanity aspect of that situation was lost,” the pastor said in the “Fox & Friends” interview.
Pomeroy’s 14-year-old daughter was one of 26 victims in the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs attack in November 2017.
“It was immediately politicized and talking points were brought up that I think should’ve been put to the side for a week or two and concentrate on the people rather than being re-elected or elected as some of those with that voice was trying to do,” Pomeroy added, alluding to the shooting in El Paso on Aug. 3.
The pastor also emphasized that people should be given priority, not their votes, and that it is important to recover joy and fun.
He also questioned the gun control activity promoted by Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, following the tragedy in which 22 people died in El Paso.
In 2020 Pomeroy would run against the incumbent Democrat Judith Zaffirini, member of the Texas state Senate representing District 21.