Florida Lawmakers React to Texas Shooting

Florida Lawmakers React to Texas Shooting


After news broke that there had been a shooting at a Texas school, South Florida lawmakers took to twitter to share their thoughts on what transpired. Some were angered, others expressed sadness, but it wasn’t long before things got politicial, further ensuring that gun control issues will continue to be an important topic discussed in the political arena as we inch closer to the upcoming midterm elections.

Representative Alcee Hastings attacked Paul Ryan and Republicans in his message, writing that “Watching yet another school shooting unfold, knowing that Republicans in Congress have blocked every single effort to reform gun control, is heartbreaking and infuriating. We are averaging 1 school shooting per week with casualties. @SpeakerRyan when will enough be enough?”

Senator Marco Rubio tweeted that “All Americans are heartbroken by yet another attack on a school. We should lift up in prayer [for] the victims & their families. And we should all be grateful for the police officers and for the teachers & students of #SantaFeHighSchool whose brave actions saved lives today.”

Senator Bill Nelson also wrote that news of the shooting is “absolutely heartbreaking. We’ve got a real problem in this country, and we must do more to prevent these tragedies from happening. Students and parents across the country are counting on us.”

His opponent in the Senate race, Florida Governor Rick Scott, noted that “We unfortunately know the enormity of the grief they are experiencing and our hearts are broken over this senseless tragedy.”

Other tweets can be seen below:

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.

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