The understandably angry and frustrated student survivors of the deadly school shooting that took place in Parkland, Florida last week attended a town hall hosted by CNN last night. The students, teachers, and parents confronted lawmakers Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson, and Ted Deutch as well as NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch asking questions like, “Why do we have to march on Washington, just to save innocent lives?”
Fred Guttenberg, father to one of the teens slain in the massacre, confronted Rubio calling his comments in the wake of the shooting “pathetically weak.” He called for the senator and the rest of Washington to do something about the gun problem plaguing America, but Rubio’s response was about what you would expect, refusal to acknowledge the need for stricter gun laws saying, “the problems we are facing here today cannot be solved by gun laws alone.”
When student, Cameron Kasky, pressed Rubio for a promise to turn down NRA campaign contributions, he refused to make the promise. Instead rambling on about supporting the Second Amendment and standing for school safety, but that is okay because he claims “the influence of these groups comes not from money.”
Loesch didn’t fare much better than Rubio with members of the audience shouting things like “you’re a murderer.” She made an attempt to claim that she was “fighting for them,” them referring to the teens-activists, but her hypocrisy was called out by Broward County Sheriff when he told her “you’re not standing up for them until you say I want less weapons.”
Andrew Pollack, the father of one of the murdered students, said he was speaking out because his daughter couldn’t. His words an emotional plea to Washington to do something to protect our nation’s children.
“We as a country failed our children.”
Watch the teens show no mercy to Rubio in the video below: