On Sunday morning, five survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which left 17 students and adults dead, appeared on Face the Nation. They were emphatic in their condemnation of the politicians and organizations who continue to allow such shootings to take place. Some of their words, taken from the transcript:
[T]he adults in office have let us down. Absolutely. And fortunately we have a lot of support from the older generations here, but what we’re trying to do here March for Our Lives is say, the adult politicians have been playing around while my generation has been losing our lives. […]
[F]rom here on, we are creating a badge of shame for any politicians who are accepting money from the NRA. It is a special interest group that has most certainly not our best interests in mind. And this cannot be the normal. This can be changed and it will be changed.
[A]t 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. There’s– there’s barely any time for them to save their skins. And if they don’t turn around right now and state their open support for this movement they’re going to be left behind. Because you are either with us or against us at this point.