Students who survived the gun massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have emerged as powerful advocates of gun control and fierce critics of the NRA. Now they are being targeted by a right-wing smear campaign. David Hogg, a senior at the school, was one of the first to appear on national television and demand action. “We’re children. You guys are the adults. You need to take some action and play a role. Work together. Come over your politics and get something done,” Hogg said, looking directly into the camera. Hogg is now being targeted by Gateway Pundit, a far-right blog that has press credentials from the Trump White House. A post published on Monday by the site’s White House correspondent, Lucian Wintrich, features Hogg’s photo with the word “EXPO
Watch Video In an emotional rally Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, politicians and Marjory Stoneman Douglas students called for a ban on weapons like the one used to kill 17 people at the Florida high school, and urged voters to kick out lawmakers who oppose the move or who take money from the National Rifle Association. In a fiery speech, senior Emma Gonzalez demanded national lawmakers do something to prevent mass school shootings. “We certainly do not understand why it should be harder to make plans with friends on weekends than to buy an automatic or semiautomatic weapon,” Gonzalez, who huddled in an auditorium during Wednesday’s shooting, said at the rally outside a federal courthouse. Gonzalez, whose palpable anger burst out in her words, demanded that laws change becau...
"Politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the NRA telling us nothing could have ever been done to prevent this, we call B.S." Emma Gonzalez said. Gonzalez criticized Trump for overturning a measure implemented by former President Barack Obama. The post Emma Gonzalez Survived The Parkland Shooting And Now She’s Calling BS On Republicans And Guns appeared first on Politicus USA.
Patricia Castellanos / AFP / Getty Images A helicopter trying to assess damage from Friday's earthquake in Oaxaca state crashed while landing, killing at least 13 people, including three children, Mexican officials reported.An additional 15 people were injured as a result of the crash.The helicopter was carrying Mexico’s interior minister and the state governor of Oaxaca. Neither were injured as a result of the crash.The crash followed a magnitude-7.2 earthquake that left nearly a million homes and businesses without electricity, including in Mexico City, and damaged at least 50 homes in Oaxaca, Reuters reported. The earthquake itself caused no casualties.Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto, tweeted his condolences for those who lost their lives on Fri...
David Hogg, a student who survived the Parkland, Florida school shooting shamed Republicans in Congress and the White House who are blocking gun violence legislation by demanding action, not thoughts and prayers. Video: #Parkland survivor David Hogg makes it clear to Trump and the GOP that children who are dying in school shootings need action […] The post A Student Who Survived The Parkland School Massacre Just Shamed Trump And The GOP appeared first on Politicus USA.
David Hogg, a student who survived the Parkland, Florida school shooting shamed Republicans in Congress and the White House who are blocking gun violence legislation by demanding action, not thoughts and prayers. Video: #Parkland survivor David Hogg makes it clear to Trump and the GOP that children who are dying in school shootings need action […] The post David Hogg Survived The Parkland School Massacre And Now He’s Shaming Trump And The GOP appeared first on Politicus USA.
Colbie Holderness, the first wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter—and the woman whose bruised face you’ve probably seen pictures of—is now speaking out. Holderness responded in the Washington Post to Kellyanne Conway’s Sunday comments about Porter, including that “I have no reason not to believe the women,” about which Holderness wrote “I actually appreciated her saying that she at least did not not believe us.” But I was dismayed when Conway, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” went on to say that she does not fear for White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, who has reportedly been dating Porter. “I’ve rarely met somebody so strong with such excellent instincts and loyalty and smarts.” Borrowing Conway’s words, I have no reason not to believe her when she