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READ: Fred Guttenberg to Mitch McConnell: ‘You Are Either Lazy, Do Not Care, or Simply Evil’

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listens during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon July 11, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Sen. McConnell announced that Senate will delay its recess to the third week of August. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was murdered in February’s massacre at Majorie Stoneman Douglas High School, eviscerated Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Twitter Tuesday afternoon after McConnell said there isn’t much the federal government can do to prevent school shootings.

Speaking to community leaders in his home state of Kentucky on Tuesday, McConnell said:

“I don’t think at the federal level there’s much that we can do other than appropriate funds.”

In his blistering response, Guttenberg tweeted that McConnell is “demonstrably wrong” about the government’s ability to curb gun violence, and closesd his tweet with a clear message for McConnell: “YOU SHOULD RESIGN.”

Twitter flooded with support for the bereaved father, who has become one of the most vocal proponents of gun control following the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 students and teachers dead and 17 others injured.

One person echoed the sentiment that McConnell is “evil in particular,” and it’s “what he enjoys being most.”

Another follower said that McConnell simply doesn’t want to “let go of the blood money he gets from the NRA.”

“The SCOTUS-seat stealing fool needs to go.”

One user noted that “Congress CAN pass universal background checks which virtually all Americans support but he won’t even do that.”

Indeed, McConnell’s campaign coffers enjoy a sizeable cushion of money that has flowed from the nation’s largest gun lobby. Over the course of his political career, McConnell has received $1,261,874 in contributions from the NRA.

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