The daughter of slain Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung turned to Twitter when filibustering Senators wouldn't deign to return her calls. If they don't respond to this, they really are heartless automatons.
April 11, 2013

Daughter of slain Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung went after the filibustering Senators, calling them on the phone first and then on Twitter when they didn't respond, in order to shame them into dropping their filibuster and allowing a vote.


The principal’s daughter took to social media to call out the 14 Republican senators who are threatening to filibuster the first major gun control legislation since the assault weapons ban was introduced in 1993.

On Tuesday, Erica Lafferty tweeted a photo of her sister kissing their mother, Dawn Hochsprung’s, cheek on the day of her wedding to every Republican senator who threatened to filibuster the gun control vote.

Ouch. If only Mitch McConnell had a heart, or wasn't shameless.

Reportedly, Senator Ted Cruz did take a moment to call her:

One senator, Ted Cruz of Texas, agreed to call her back. So she called others out for not calling her back.

"I'll never see my mom again because she was gunned down in Sandy Hook. I don't deserve to be heard?" she tweeted to members of Congress.

A newsletter posted on the website for Sen. Cruz says he "has pledged to use any procedural means necessary to ensure Congress does not pass any laws infringing on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens."

Sen. Cruz spoke with Lafferty by phone for 15 to 20 minutes Tuesday afternoon, according to a source.

Through Twitter, Lafferty told the lawmakers that she is not going away.

Nor should she. These shameless acolytes of the National Rifle Association hide behind the Constitution and make lame excuses, but that's all they are: excuses. A vote isn't a violation of constitutional principles, no matter what Ted Cruz says. It says something about how cynical and self-serving these guys are that they could ignore something like this:

Today is the day. Will she be heard?

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