Former Republican Georgia congressman and current CNN commentator, Jack Kingston, took to Twitter to doubt the legitimacy of the “March for our Lives” that the survivors of last week’s Florida school shooting are holding in Washington D.C. on March 24.
Kingston wrote, “O [sic], realy [sic]? ‘Students’ are planning a nationwide rally? Not left wing [sic] gun control activists using 17yr kids in the wake of a horrible tragedy? #Soros #Resistance #Antifa #DNC.”
Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School student and one of the #NeverAgain organizers, Sarah Chadwick, immediately blasted Kingston to smithereens with her defiant reply.
Young Ms. Chadwick’s tweets and comments fearlessly challenging President Trump and other Republican lawmakers for their stance on guns have gone viral in the days since the shooting.
Upset to hear our governor Rick Scott wont be attending the town hall meeting on Wednesday. To be fair, he does have an A+ rating from the NRA, and i think he's scared of my peers and i.
— Sarah Chadwick// #NEVERAGAIN (@sarahchad_) February 20, 2018
Dear Marco Rubio,
As a student who was inside the school while an active shooter was wreaking terror and havoc on my teachers and classmates with an AR-15, I would just like to say, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND.
— Sarah Chadwick// #NEVERAGAIN (@sarahchad_) February 16, 2018
After the hideous massacre that took place in Parkland, Florida last Wednesday, resulting in the deaths of 14 teens and three teachers, Chadwick and other students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School came together to ignite the #NeverAgain movement and plan the “March for our Lives,” demanding that NRA-backed Republican lawmakers reform gun laws once and for all.
Conservative NRA lackeys immediately took to social media to attack the grieving teens who have so bravely inspired the country in the wake of witnessing their friends and educators slaughtered.
However, celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, and George and Amal Clooney, have committed large sums to help the movement, with the Clooneys even volunteering to march alongside the kids.
We want to express extreme gratitude for the amazing donation that George Clooney and his family have made to the #MarchForOurLives. We are overwhelmed with the support, and we can’t wait to march. #NeverAgain pic.twitter.com/h5xGZLNuZk
— #NeverAgain (@NeverAgainMSD) February 20, 2018
“President” Trump, meanwhile, signed an executive order last year, reversing Obama-era restrictions intended to prevent mentally ill people, like the Parkland shooter, from accessing weapons, including the semi-automatic AR-15 used in most U.S. massacres.
Americans stand appalled with the inaction of Republicans in Washington who would rather defend the NRA than their own constituents.
However, the powerful words and organized action of Chadwick and her fellow young organizers will help Democrats oust the Republican politicians who choose gun profits over kids.
To support or attend the “March for our Lives,” click here.