Tampa Mayor Lambastes Florida Lawmakers ‘Controlled’ By NRA

TAMPA, FL – Mayor Bob Buckhorn criticized “worthless members of Congress” and legislators “controlled” by the National Rifle Association in a tweet Friday in response to the Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead.

Buckhorn tweeted: “Mad….damn right. Tired of worthless members of Congress who show up on the scene for a cheap political hit, tweet prayers and return to DC & do nothing. Tired of schools spending more time on active shooter drills than SAT prep. Tired a FL Legislature controlled by the NRA.”

Buckhorn told News Channel 8 the tweet was prompted by being a dad.

“I have two girls. I share the same frustration and anger and I have a platform and a voice,” the mayor said.

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Mad….damn right. Tired of worthless members of Congress who show up on the scene for a cheap political hit, tweet prayers and return to DC & do nothing. Tired of schools spending more time on active shooter drills than SAT prep. Tired a FL Legislature controlled by the NRA.— Bob Buckhorn (@BobBuckhorn) February 16, 2018

Image via City of Tampa

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