Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have become activists since the shooting that took the lives of 17 of their classmates and injured numerous others. They have continued this activism since the March for Our Lives that took place all across the country.
And they are not holding back, they are going for the jugular and this time they have chosen someone who can’t defend themselves as much.
17-year old David Hogg has used his social media accounts to attack and target politicians and this time he is going after Senator John McCain. When Senator McCain went to Twitter to post about a Rio Valley project in Arizona Hogg attacked him and tried to hijack the post by asking him how much he accepts from the National Rifle Association.
However, Senator McCain has taken the high road and not responded yet and there is no indication that he will. In all likelihood, Hogg targeted Senator McCain because according to the Center for Responsive Politics Senator McCain is the top recipient of donations from the National Rifle Association.
#RioReimagined is a grand project that will transform the Valley, enhance our communities & connect all Arizonans. Read more about this vision in my @azcentral oped w/ @michaelcrow https://t.co/MekcX9xlVO
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) March 30, 2018
Why do you take so much money from the NRA?
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 30, 2018
In total, they have noted he has received approximately $7.7 million from the National Rifle Association.
The Center for Responsive Politics posted a graph of all the members and politicians who accept the most National Rifle Association donations. Making these politicians the likely next target of these children.
Senator John McCain (Republican – Arizona) ($7,740,521)
Senator Richard Burr (Republican – North Carolina) ($6,986,931)
Senator Roy Blunt (Republican – Missouri) ($4,551,146)
Senator Thom Tillis (Republican – North Carolina) ($4,418,012)
Senator Cory Gardner (Republican – Colorado) ($3,879,064)
Senator Marco Rubio (Republican – Florida) ($3,303,355)
Senator Joni Ernst (Republican – Iowa) ($3,124,273)
Senator Rob Portman (Republican – Ohio) ($3,061,941)
Senator Todd Young (Republican – Indiana) ($2,896,732)
Senator Bill Cassidy (Republican – Louisiana) ($2,861,047)
Senator Tom Cotton (Republican – Arkansas) ($1,968,714)
Senator David Perdue (Republican – Georgia) ($1,825,006)
Senator Pat Roberts (Republican – Kansas) ($1,584,153)
Senator Pat Toomey (Republican – Pennsylvania) ($1,467,821)
Senator Ron Johnson (Republican – Wisconsin) ($1,269,486)
Senator Mitch McConnell (Republican – Kentucky) ($1,261,874)
Rep. French Hill (Republican – Arkansas) ($1,089,477)
Breitbart News reported,
“Hogg’s tweet comes after he called for his Twitter followers to pressure advertisers to pull their ads from Fox News show host Laura Ingraham’s broadcast, after she said he was whining about college rejections.
“David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.),” she tweeted. She later issued an apology, after advertisers being pulling their ads from her show.
McCain, 81, is a six-term senator, Vietnam War veteran, and former prisoner of war. He was one of four Republicans who supported a bipartisan bill on gun purchase background checks in 2013, which did not ultimately clear the Senate.”
David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.) https://t.co/wflA4hWHXY
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 28, 2018
Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA —incl. @DavidHogg111. On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland. For the record, I believe my show was the first to feature David…(1/2)
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 29, 2018
The Daily Mail reported,
“Ingraham apologized Thursday on Twitter, saying: ‘On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland.’
Ingraham tweeted that she thought she was the first to feature Hogg on her show after the shooting and added: ‘He’s welcome to come on my show anytime for a productive discussion.’
Hogg tweeted later Thursday that an apology to save advertisers wasn’t enough and that he’d only accept Ingraham’s apology if she denounced the way Fox News has treated his friends.
‘It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children,’ wrote Hogg.”
The Blaze reported,
“A number of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida have been part of a media blitz asking for tougher gun control laws. Hogg has been one of the most outspoken leaders of the campaign.
Hogg filled the headlines for the past few days after feuding with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, resulting in some advertisers pulling their ads from her show. Ingraham had mocked the student for complaining about not yet being accepted into his preferred colleges; the host later apologized for her comments.
The student has also gained recent attention from conducting profanity-laced interviews, making a noteworthy gesture at the DC March For Our Lives rally, and bragging about hanging up during a call with the White House.”
While Senator McCain is the current target of the gun activists there is nobody who is immune. These students are targeting every politician and Member of Congress who has any type of pro-gun position or has taken even $1 from the National Rifle Association.
It is clear they are preparing for the midterm elections in an attempt to try and get Democrats elected to Congress to sway the majority more towards the middle. All in an attempt to try and push anti-gun policy. However, many of these students and children will not be able to vote until the next presidential election.
It remains to be seen how these marches, activism, and cyberbullying they are partaking in will have much if any effect on the midterm elections and the longevity of their party.
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