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Crowd Loudly Boos Marco Rubio After Parkland Victim's Father Describes His 'Pathetically Weak' Response

The senator tried to defend opposing an assault weapons ban to a man who just lost his daughter.

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An angry Parkland, Florida father whose daughter was killed in last week’s mass shooting ripped into Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) Wednesday during a town hall debate on gun control in South Florida.

“Your comments this week and those of our president have been pathetically weak,” Fred Guttenberg told the Florida Republican, causing raucous applause and cheers from the crowd.

“Look at me and tell me: guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids in this school this week,” he continued. “And look at me and tell me you accept it and you will work with us to do something about guns.”

The crowd cheered once again after Guttenberg’s comments and booed the senator as a split-screen showed Rubio’s reaction.

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Noor Al-Sibai is a writer and editor for Raw Story, whose work has appeared in Bustle, Everyday Feminism, and Rewire.