The mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Fla., took place all the way back in February, so it’s not clear just how much it will affect Tuesday’s election; Democrats seemed to have dropped gun control for the moment and are (wisely) focusing on health care, and it looks like the public is too.
Still, CBS Evening News took the time to profile the father of a Parkland student who was killed that day and who is asking everyone in America to vote “Democrat across the ballot” in the midterms.
The father of a Parkland student who was killed earlier this year during the high school shooting is urging people to vote "Democrat across the ballot" and in favor of gun safety in Tuesday's midterm elections. https://t.co/VDY8Ieis2D pic.twitter.com/bOGlzhxWsA
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 6, 2018
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) November 6, 2018
The father of a 14-year-old girl who was killed earlier this year in a high school shooting is urging people to vote “Democrat across the ballot” and in favor of gun safety in Tuesday’s midterm elections. In one social media post, he made his plea by posting a picture of his daughter’s grave.
“Do not let this become your reality,” Fred Guttenberg tweeted Tuesday. “VOTE like your life depends on it. NO EXCUSES!!!”
We’ll give CBS Evening News some credit; if you make it eight paragraphs in, you’ll find mention of Andrew Pollack, who lost his daughter Meadow that day and blames neither guns nor the NRA.
CBS pulled some information from an appearance Pollack made on “Face the Nation” back in March, but he has some more recent tweets that didn’t make the story.
What/who failed my daughter:
•Dem Super intendant
•Dem school board
•Dem teachers union
Now Nancy Pelosi is saying that if the Dems take back the House they will take away guns to honor Parkland victims
From a victims dad, go to hell Dems #FixIt
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) October 18, 2018
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) October 22, 2018
Don’t think that was civil? Try this tweet on for size:
Reading thru a couple @ replies & some are informing me that even though my daughter was murdered during the Parkland shooting, I don't have a right to speak up on school safety because I was wearing a @realDonaldTrump shirt.
Some of you Trump haters need an evaluation.
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) October 25, 2018
Hey CBS Evening News, when does Andrew Pollack get his tweet and headline encouraging people to vote Republican?
Today’s the day! Please go out and vote for my friends @ScottforFlorida and @RonDeSantisFL and republicans throughout the country! Together we will secure every school in America! Together we will #FixIt pic.twitter.com/qKn1IM6gZl
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) November 6, 2018
Andrew Pollack, Parkland victim's father, hammers Sen. Dianne Feinstein for 'disgusting & pathetic' agenda https://t.co/m1a0iT3c0T
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 5, 2018