ABC News reports:
Two progressive Democratic House freshmen from Florida and Texas will host parents of two victims of school shootings as their guests for President Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Rep. Greg Casar (D-Texas) will host Brett Cross, whose son Uziyah García was one of the 19 schoolchildren who died at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022; Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-Fla.) will host Manuel Oliver, the father of Joaquín Oliver, one of 17 victims of the 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla.
Frost, 26, currently the youngest member of Congress, and Casar, 33, both grew up and attended school in an era when school shootings proliferated in the United States. In a joint statement, the two lawmakers said they chose their guests to highlight “the continued need for gun reform and gun violence prevention.”
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INBOX: Texas Congressman @RepCasar and Florida Congressman @MaxwellFrostFL “will be joined (tomorrow) by #Uvalde parent Brett Cross and Parkland parent Manuel Oliver for the State of the Union address, highlighting the gun violence epidemic plaguing our communities.”
— Sergio Martínez-Beltrán (@SergioMarBel) February 6, 2023