This rant from Tuesday is blowing up today.
Florida State Rep. Elizabeth Porter is not a fan of young activists. The Republican lawmaker made it clear when she went on criticizing her colleagues who support students protesting against existing gun laws, stating it was an “adult’s” job to make policies.
“We’ve been told that we need to listen to the children and do what the children ask, are there any children on this floor? Are there any children making laws?” asked the enraged politician during a state house debate.
“Do we allow the children to tell us that we should pass a law that says ’no homework’? Or you finish high school at the age of 12 just because they want it so? No,” she continued. “The adults make the laws because we have the age, we has [sic] the wisdom, and we have the experience.”
WATCH: Florida state Rep. Elizabeth Porter dismisses Florida shooting survivors calls for increased gun control.
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) March 7, 2018
I spit out my coffee watching this. I know of 17 kids who’ll never be doing homework again! To equate not wanting to get shot in the face with not wanting to write an essay is obscene. Should be in every @SenateDems ad in 2018.
— Jgprps (@jgprps) March 7, 2018
I suggest that adults give @NRA Rep. Porter a call at her office (386) 719-4600 and let her know these kids speak for us. We are tired of being ignored and dismissed so you can get more blood money.
— Katie Carlsson (@bufotwist) March 8, 2018
Great analogy…that’s what this is about…homework. Students saying they don’t want to be shot down in record numbers at school and this woman compares it to outlawing homework. I think she’s demonstrated their point about adults.
— Anne McCarthy (@AM_McCarthy) March 7, 2018
Sorry if you think we want you to pass laws protecting us “just because we feel like it” https://t.co/lXKC0P6c29
— Emma González (@Emma4Change) March 8, 2018