As the GOP lawmakers send out thoughts and prayers in response to the mass shooting at a Florida high school, MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle is laying down the facts.
It’s well known that a large chunk of the GOP takes donations from the NRA, but the exact numbers are striking. On her “For Fact’s Sake” segment Thursday morning, Ruhle went through a list of Republican lawmakers who tweeted out their condolences for the families of victims and survivors of the deadly massacre in Parkland, FL, along with how much money the National Rifle Association has doled out to support their election campaigns.
Those listed, including the amount the NRA has spent on getting them elected, are:
Bill Cassidy (R-LA) – $2,800,000
Rob Portman (R-OH) – $3,000,000
Joni Ernst (R-IA) – $3,100,000
Marco Rubio (R-FL) – $3,300,000
Cory Gardner (R-CO) – $3,900,000
John McCain (R-AZ) – $7,700,000
Florida Governor Rick Scott – A+ NRA rating
Vice President Mike Pence – A NRA rating
President Donald Trump – $21,000,000+
“The thoughts and prayers are with the victims. The dollars and cents are a different story,” Ruhle said.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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