WATCH This Parkland Student's Mic Drop Moment Vs. Marco Rubio & The NRA
During a televised town hall on CNN, survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida were able to confront their Republican and NRA foes face-to-face.
When Kasky took the stage, he looked Rubio directly in the eye and politely asked him the most obvious and important question: "Senator Rubio, can you tell me right not that you will not accept a single donation from the NRA in the future?”
The crown immediately burst into applause, cheers, whistles, and a standing ovation for the high school junior.
Rubio, who has accepted over 3.3 million dollars of funding from the National Rifle Association over the course of his political career, chose to deflect the simply yes or no question and give a non-straightforward answer:
"The positions I hold on these issues of the Second Amendment, I've held since the day I entered office in the city of West Miami as an elected official,” Rubio said. "People buy into my agenda, and I do support the Second Amendment.”
Kasky further pressed Rubio to answer by interrupting him with, “No more NRA money?”
Rubio continued to sidestep the question, adding, "The influence of these groups comes not from money, the influence comes from the millions of people that agree with the agenda.”
Visibly annoyed with Rubio, Kasky went after him one last time for not answering his original question: "So right now, in the name of 17 people, you cannot ask the NRA to keep their money out of your campaign?"
Rubio finally admitted, "I will always accept the help of anyone who agrees with my agenda."
That’s what we thought, Marco.
You can watch the full video of Cameron Kasky versus Marco Rubio on YouTube.
We hope you love the products we recommend! Before you continue, we’d like you to know that there are affiliate links in this article. This means Women.com may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the following links. Prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.