Following the president’s address on gun violence and the executive actions he intends to take to curtail it, it was left to Press Secretary Josh Earnest to bat cleanup with an afternoon Twitter Q&A session.

The White House’s Twitter Q&As are usually pretty worthless affairs, and it’s no shocker that Earnest chose to answer a question from Everytown for Gun Safety, Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group that worked with the administration to draft the president’s executive actions.

Congress? Who needs Congress when you have a pen and a phone?

If Congress is going to do anything, it should close that gun show loophole once and for all.

While he had a captive Twitter audience, Earnest wanted to respond to criticism by the NRA.