After speaking against the Second Amendment in Miami, FL, US Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) is now being accused of being a leftist "Pelosi puppet," by her senatorial campaign opponent, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).
In remembrance of the Sandy Hook shooting, Rep. Val Demings made an appearance on the 9 year anniversary of the tragic event, where she promised to, "crack down" on gun violence. However, this rhetoric does not sit well with incumbent Senator Rubio.
Rubio took to Twitter to parallel his opponent's voting record with her promise to disarm Americans. In particular, calling out her vote in the US House to cut $100 million from ICE and voting against the deportation of illegal alien gang members:
Pelosi puppet Val Demings voted to cut $100 million from ICE & against deporting illegal alien gang members
But then comes to Miami yesterday to say we must crack down on the #2A rights of law abiding citizens
Big leftist $ behind her
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— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 14, 2021
Senator Rubio thinks this rhetoric indicates that Representative Demings is simply a "Pelosi puppet," and she is being incentivized by "Big leftist $ behind her."
Although this looks to be Rubio's toughest re-election race yet, the Senator has long predicted incidents like these, insisting that, "that voters will get to know the Real Val Demings,” arguing that she “is too radical for Florida.” Rubio even stated over a month ago that Demings, "supports illegal immigrants voting in our elections” along with opposing “voter ID laws that would secure our election.”
Gun rights will be the center of this 2022 midterm race, as Rubio previously felt the heat from voters in the wake of the Parkland school shooting in the Winter of 2018. However, Demings is not necessarily beating the incumbent Senator in this category, as the representative just recently withdrew her support from the bipartisan criminal justice reform bill.