Maybe this article needs more of the transcript. Where did Johnson purport to “explain what happened in Uvalde”?
And it would be so easy to throw Cillizza’s low-quality reasoning right back at him. Here’s my rough rewrite in the style of Cillizza: The country is losing its foundational values, and Cillizza is falling back on a liberal hobbyhorse: That guns are to blame. You can debate the influence of guns on our culture, without presenting them as the entire explanation for what happened in Uvalde.
I mean, if the point is that Johnson is too knee-jerk ideological and crudely simplistic, well, so is Cillizza.