On Sunday, five students and survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting were interviewed on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday and had strong words against President Donald Trump, the National Rifle Association, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
David Hogg, a journalist with the school newspaper who reported on the shooting as it occurred, was asked to respond to Trump’s tweetabout how Democrats did not pass gun control when they controlled the House of Representatives and the Senate:
Just like they don’t want to solve the DACA problem, why didn’t the Democrats pass gun control legislation when they had both the House & Senate during the Obama Administration. Because they didn’t want to, and now they just talk!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2018
“President Trump, you control the House of Representatives, you control the Senate, and you control the Executive,” he said. “You haven’t taken a single bill for mental health care or gun control and passed it. And that’s pathetic. We’ve seen a government shutdown, we’ve seen tax reform, but nothing to save our children’s lives.”
“Are you kidding me? You think now is the time to focus on the past and not the future to prevent the death of thousands of other children? You sicken me,” Hogg added.
Hogg was not the only one who had strong words against politicians who are backed by the NRA.
Emma Gonzalez said they are planning on making sure any politician who doesn’t back their movement will be voted out of office.
“At this point, I don’t even know if the adults in power who are funded by the NRA, I don’t even think we need them anymore because they’re going to be gone by midterm election,” she said. “There’s barely any time to save their skins.”