One of the most outspoken of the students who survived the horrific shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida is David Hogg. He has emerged from the tragedy as one of the most influential gun control advocates, appearing dozens of times on TV ready to criticize the NRA and challenge politicians to action. He wants lawmakers to do something about children being murdered in schools.
In a recent interview, he boasted about hanging up the phone on the White House. He said the call was “very offensive considering the fact that there were funerals the next day, there was mourning we still had to do.” He added, “We don’t need to listen to President [Donald] Trump. President Trump needs to listen to the screams of the children and the screams of this nation.”
Hogg is now backtracking and contradicting his previous actions.
“Can we please not debate this as Democrats and Republicans but discuss this as Americans?” Hogg asked in a tweet on Sunday. “In the comments if you see someone you dissagree with do not attack each other talk to one another, this applies to me too. WE MUST WORK TOGETHER TO SAVE OUR FUTURE.”
Can we please not debate this as Democrats and Republicans but discuss this as Americans? In the comments if you see someone you dissagree with do not attack each other talk to one another, this applies to me too. WE MUST WORK TOGETHER TO SAVE OUR FUTURE.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 12, 2018
This is much less combative than his previous statement in which he called the NRA “child murderers,” when given a platform to speak by CNN.
“If you can’t get elected without taking money from child murderers, then why are you running?” he asked.
Hogg and other activists are planning a massive school walkout on Wednesday to make their voice heard on gun control.
Too late kid you picked your side when you started spouting off talking points from the DNC.