David Hogg Attacks a Republican Governor Who Refused His Demands (VIDEO)

David Hogg

Parkland school shooting activist David Hogg took to Twitter today in an effort to derail a politician’s career, for refusing to participate in a town hall.

Earlier today, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced he was running for the Senate, against popular Democrat Bill Nelson. This is a significant development for the GOP with wide political implications – unseating Nelson, an otherwise safe seat for Democrats – would make it that much harder for Democrats to retake the Senate.

Scott has wide appeal on both sides of the political aisle, and could pull some Democratic votes, which could make all the difference in a state known for close contests.

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“8 years ago today, I did something that everyone told me not to do – I announced that I was running for Governor,:” Scott tweeted today. “With the hard work of Floridians, we have come a long way, but our work is not done. That’s why I have decided to run for the United States Senate. Let’s Get to Work!”

That announcement set David Hogg off, who began tweeting furiously against him. He reminded everyone that Scott turned down an offer to appear at the CNN Town Hall he helped organize in February. Dana Loesch of the National Rifle Association and Sen. Marco Rubio both attended to defend the Second Amendment. Both have become targets from gun control activists as  result. Rubio in particular has been targeted as a politician for removal by Hogg and his supporters after he refused to criticize the NRA. They have mocked him by saying he has taken $1.05 in donations from the NRA for every Florida student he “failed to protect” from guns.

Hogg started the anti-Scott tweets with this:

Hogg’s tweet included this tweet from February 22, in which he complained that Scott did not attend the CNN Town Hall.

He then followed up with this tweet, pushing the #NotScott hashtag.

Hogg then tweeted a link to a story listing Scott’s A+ rating from the NRA. He then retweeted this tweet linking a CNN story that accused Scott of putting special interests before hospital patient safety.

David Hogg then asked left-wing political group Town Hall Project to organize a town hall, demanding both Scott and Nelson attend, and mocked the possibility Scott wouldn’t attend.

Hogg’s tweets and actions almost exclusively target Republicans and promote Democrats, despite his pinned tweet that calls for bipartisanship.

Scott has not responded to the tweets.

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