On Sunday, David Hogg, the foul-mouthed teen demagogue once dubbed the “king of the snowflakes,” demanded that Vice President Mike Pence cancel his May 4 speech to the NRA convention.
“Demand Mike Pence cancel his speech to the NRA convention on May 4,” he said in a tweet that linked to a MoveOn.org petition.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 29, 2018
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According to the Washington Times:
The tweet to Mr. Hogg’s 777,000 Twitter followers links to a petition that makes a similar demand of Nick Ayers, the vice president’s chief of staff. It was unclear whether the threat from Mr. Hogg’s followers would discourage the vice president from going to the Dallas meeting.
He was apparently much less successful in a later effort to sic his Twitter followers on investment banks who manage stock holdings in the company that makes Smith & Wesson handguns.
Reaction to Hogg’s demand was pretty much what one might expect:
Demand the Vice President cancel a speech to a group of law abiding citizens standing up for the Constitutional rights of all Americans? Listen to yourself! Absurd!
— Barry Bahrami (@BarryBahrami) April 29, 2018
Of course. Liberals, after all, don’t support free speech — they simply reserve it for themselves.
Of course — that’s the liberal way.
We have the 2nd Amendment to protect our 1st Amendment rights. Because their are those who demand people not speak to certain groups. Without the the 2nd Amendment those demands could be acted upon. Free speech is a foundation of this Country.
— Ralph Miller (@ralph_spud79) April 29, 2018
And what of the bill of rights? A call to censor anyone is an abdication of reason
— Daniel Matthews (@udontknowDaniel) April 29, 2018
Hogg’s followers, naturally, agreed.
His blatant support of NRA and refusal to support a woman’s right to choose is why impeaching Trump, for me, is something I can not support. Owning a gun should be a privilege NOT a right, in my opinion.
— Yarnie 🌹 (@TweetingYarnie) April 29, 2018
— "Justice Cried" as Injustice took over. (@IrMixon) April 29, 2018
Mr. Veep, listen to the kids, they’re going to vote and when they do, you can give as many speeches to whoever you want to
— Vasanth (@Vasanth_Alle) April 30, 2018
Actually, Pence can do that now…
The petition reads:
Mike Pence is scheduled to speak at the NRA convention in Dallas on May 4. This is a slap in the face to Americans—from Parkland to Chicago to Nashville—hurting from gun violence. It’s also a signal to young people organizing historic actions that the NRA’s extremist agenda and donations are more valuable to Mike Pence than the lives lost. Sign now to demand Mike Pence pull out of the NRA convention.
Over 44,000 people have signed the petition. Pence, by the way, is still scheduled to speak.
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