Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said it was not appropriate to talk about gun control following a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Rubio told Fox News’ Pete Doocy that all the facts had to be gathered before calling for gun control despite the clear facts that a gunman had killed 17 people:
It’s not, only because people don’t know how this happened. We don’t know] who this person is, what motivated them, how did they get a hold of the weapon that they used for this attack.
The Hill reported in October 2017 that Rubio accepted $3,298,405 from the NRA during the 2016 election:
Donald Trump — $31,194,646
Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) — $6,297,551
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) — $3,298,405
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) — $3,105,294
Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) — $2,888,132
Former Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) — $2,529,305
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)— $2,319,755
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)—$650,745
Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.)—$215,786
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)—$167,411