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The Latest GOP Smear Campaign Against The Survivors Of The Parkland Massacre Will Make Your Blood Boil

The victims and survivors of the Parkland school shooting have stepped up in a big way. They’re calling out complacent adults, pressuring politicians, and leading a new movement for stronger gun control laws. Unfortunately, Republicans would rather smear kids who survived a mass shooting than engage in a good faith debate about gun control.

If you’ve been paying attention to the news coming out of Parkland, FL you may have seen some pretty impressive teens calling for stronger gun control:

A speech from Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez went viral in the days after the Parkland massacre, but it was just the most visible part of a growing movement of student activists in response to the latest shooting.

Because right-wing media is terrified of any actual progress on gun control, rumors started bubbling up on Twitter that maybe these impressive teens are a little TOO impressive.

The vile alt-right smear site, Gateway Pundit published a story claiming this was all a “deep state” plot.

He’s obviously coached! Look how he’s speaking in complete sentences and not sputtering like some kind of Fox News host after too many Keurig cups! By the way, Gateway Pundit got the scoop that this kid’s dad was in the FBI by… listening to the kid say it out loud on CNN unprompted. Guess he wasn’t coached well enough not to blow the big deep state plot, huh?

This isn’t the first time Gateway Pundit has tried to gaslight people after a national tragedy.

Within hours, the conspiracy theory started to spread, getting a big assist from Trump’s son.