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Rep. Steve King hits Parkland teen with meme for wearing a Cuban flag on jacket to push disarming America

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Maybe the teenage gun control activists should have stayed in history class instead of walking out of school.

The Facebook campaign page for Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Sunday shared a meme critical of student gun control advocate Emma Gonzalez, condemning her wearing a Cuban flag patch while delivering a speech at Saturday’s March for Our Lives event in Washington, D.C.

“This is how you look when you claim Cuban heritage yet don’t speak Spanish and ignore the fact that your ancestors fled the island when the dictatorship turned Cuba into a prison camp, after removing all weapons from its citizens; hence their right to self defense,” the meme read.

Representatives for King told the Washington Post that members of his campaign team were the ones to pen the Facebook post.

Emma Gonzalez. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik).

Brandon J. Wolf, a survivor of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, was among those who criticized King and his campaign, accusing the congressman of racial discrimination.

“Are you SERIOUSLY mocking a school shooting survivor for her ethnic identity?!” Wolf said in a comment.

He added: “When it was my community, where were you? When it was Sandy Hook? Columbine? Were you on the sideline mocking those communities too? Did you question someone identifying as a mother? Did you question whether people like me were crisis actors?”

The person managing King’s page shot back, writing that the meme wasn’t “picking” on anyone, but “calling attention to the truth.”

According to CNN, Gonzalez’s father fled to the US from his native Cuba to escape the Castro regime.

Fellow Parkland survivor David Hogg came to his schoolmate’s defense.

Other Twitter users supported King in excoriating Gonzalez.


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