GOP Lawmaker Launches Personal Attack On Parkland Student After ‘March For Our Lives’ Rally

GOP Rep. Steve King (Iowa) took to Facebook on Sunday to personally attack Parkland student Emma Gonzalez, the vocal gun rights activist and survivor of the last month’s deadly Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

King shared a photo of Gonzalez on his Facebook page that criticized her for promoting gun control while wearing a patch on her jacket of the Cuban flag.

“This is how you look when you claim Cuban heritage yet don’t speak Spanish and ignore the fact that your ancestors fled the island when the dictatorship turned Cuba into a prison camp, after removing all weapons from its citizens; hence their right to self defense,” his post said.

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King launched the attack just one day after Gonzalez delivered an emotional speech at the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C.

Gonzalez held a 6-minute moment of silence during her speech to mark the amount of time it took a gunman to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.