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Parkland Students Respond To GOP Lawmaker’s Latest Attack: ‘We’re Gonna Vote You Out’


Parkland Students Respond To GOP Lawmaker’s Latest Attack: ‘We’re Gonna Vote You Out’

A day after GOP Rep. Steve King (Iowa) took to Facebook to personally attack Parkland student Emma Gonzalez, the vocal gun rights activist and survivor of the last month’s deadly Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, King suggested that student activists who believe the minimum age requirement to buy a gun should be raised to 21 shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

“If you are a teenager & believe you won’t be responsible enough to own a gun until 21, why should you vote before 21?”

Jaclyn Corin, one of the students from Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla., fired back at King, writing: “We’re gonna vote you out, Steve.”

David Hogg, one of the most vocal gun rights activist and Parkland student, accused King of seeking to divide people.

Hogg also wanted to know “who’s running against this guy.”

King’s opponent, Democrat J.D. Scholten, took to twitter to express his outrage at King “picking fights with teenagers.”

“If you’re the Representative of #IA04 why are you picking fights with teenagers when your district is anxiously awaiting the Farm Bill? Or maybe try to find solutions to the recent Chinese tariffs on pork and soybeans? #Options #DoYourJob”

King on Sunday shared a photo of Gonzalez on his Facebook page that criticized her for promoting gun control while wearing a patch on her jacket of the Cuban flag.

“This is how you look when you claim Cuban heritage yet don’t speak Spanish and ignore the fact that your ancestors fled the island when the dictatorship turned Cuba into a prison camp, after removing all weapons from its citizens; hence their right to self defense,” his post said.

Hogg called on Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to respond to King’s remark.


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