Speaking in South Florida to Parkland students and parents earlier this week, House Minority Leader Pelosi called the activists a “blessing to our country,” and said that because of their energy on the issue, gun control would be a priority for Democrats should they take back the House in the midterm elections.
“I admire you so much,” she said. “You have the purpose, the generosity of spirit. You have the marchers — you have people who will go out there to make a difference — and you just have a relentless, persistent, dissatisfied approach.”
But not all parents of Parkland victims are happy with her proclamation.
Andrew Pollack, whose 18-year-old daughter Meadow died this past Valentine's Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, responded on Twitter, blasting Democrats for failing his daughter and her classmates.
"What/who failed my daughter:
"•Dem Super intendant
"•Dem school board •Dem teachers union
"Now Nancy Pelosi is saying that if the Dems take back the House they will take away guns to honor Parkland victims
"From a victims dad, go to hell Dems #FixIt"
What/who failed my daughter:— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) October 18, 2018
•Dem Super intendant
•Dem school board
•Dem teachers union
Now Nancy Pelosi is saying that if the Dems take back the House they will take away guns to honor Parkland victims
From a victims dad, go to hell Dems #FixIt
Pollack has since founded Americans for Children's Lives and School Safety, whose "mission is to design, implement and support programs that foster children’s safety, security and well-being," according to its website.