North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, a front-running Republican candidate for governor, bitterly scorned “spoiled, angry, know it all CHILDREN” who survived the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and became advocates for gun control.
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Robinson, who former President Donald Trump referred to as “one of the hottest politicians in our country,” mocked Parkland students and activists, including David Hogg and X González, less than two weeks after the massacre, unearthed social media posts reported by CNN’s “KFile” show.
“If, two days before this shooting, a hard nosed nonsense conservative had walked into that school and put into place the ideals and principles that would have avoided that massacre, you spoiled little bastards would have kicked and screamed like babies in a crib,” wrote Robinson. “That’s what you are doing now. In fact you’re doing less than that. A baby’s cries are useful and necessary. You are simply making irritating noise. You say you want to ‘make a difference.’ Well here’s how you do it. Go to school. Behave well. Study hard.”
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“The shooting that happened at Kent State now, I don’t know how much you know about that shooting at Kent State, but people have got to understand it,” Robinson said on one podcast in 2018. “We have the constitutional right to peacefully assemble. Now peacefully assemble does not mean you could throw bricks at National Guardsmen, bust out windows and block traffic. Once you cross that line into violence and the disruption of public transportation and public services and start blocking the entrances of a federal building, you are no longer a protester.”