During an appearance with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, Sergio Rosenblat, whose daughter was trapped inside the Florida high school where gunman Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people, called on politicians to stop taking “blood money” from the NRA and to get real about keeping guns out of the hands of killers.
Rosenblat said he first learned of the shooting when his daughter texted him to call 9-11 and “let them know there was an active shooter on the ground.” He then drove immediately to the school and was horrified by what he saw.
‘I had the opportunity to just watch the kids as they were being released from the safe areas as I was walking in,” he said. “And that’s an image I will never forget — the faces of terror, of pain, the tears — it was inexplicable.”
Rosenblat, whose daughter escaped the shooting unharmed, then turned his attention to politicians in Washington.
“I wish they would film these kids and then show it to the politicians with their speeches, their empty speeches,” he said. “I’m tired of praying. … I’m tired. Another AR-15 … America, you’re killing your kids! What are we going to do about this? What’s wrong with us?”
“What do you think we should do about it?” O’Donnell asked.
“First, stop accepting blood money,” Rosenblat replied. “Why are we accepting money from the NRA? Politicians, grow a spine! Think of your kids. Think of the pain. Those 15-17 people are my family, they’re your family.”
“And I’m not preaching,” he continued. “This is real. When are we gonna wake up?”
Watch the full interview in the video below, via MSNBC:
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