Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner broke down in tears Wednesday, just one day after the horrific shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, that left at least 19 children and two teachers dead.
After reading the names of several of the children gunned down, Fox News contributor Kaleigh McEnany asked the “Outnumbered” co-host about her decision to post Matthew 19:14 to her Twitter account on Tuesday.
McEnany told Faulkner her Scripture-based post “said it all,” adding, “They were sitting at their desks, but 20 minutes from now yesterday, they entered heaven.”
“I have not heard my words read back; that’s all I have,” said Faulkner, clearly overtaken by emotion. “I was looking at what was on social media and it was breaking my heart that people felt so hopeless. So I tweeted that. Just maybe somebody might see it.”
Later in the brief segment, Faulkner apologized for “breaking down.”
“I was on the air, Trace, I think we were on the air together in some fashion on the day of Sandy Hook,” she said, referring to her co-host Trace Gallagher. “And I said 26 dead on that day. Never again. Look at where we are.”
One of the other co-hosts, Emily Compagno, shared her thoughts while Faulkner composed herself.
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“I keep thinking of those families who had missing children for so long and had to wait for that inevitable news that their child had gone to heaven,” said Compagno. “I can’t imagine what that pain was like.”
She went on to say she “can’t imagine what that feeling is like in this moment today for millions of Americans who are carrying the burden and the tragedy and the pain in empathy and sympathy for the community of Uvalde.”
“My heart just breaks and my deepest prayers for all of those families there in Uvalde, for all of them,” she added.
CBN’s Faithwire team discussed the spiritual aspect of the tragic shooting today:
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