The father of a 17-year-old boy who had been gunned down at his Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018 called Ky. Rep. Massie’s Christmas post “very nasty.”
The grieving father, Manuel Oliver, was on CNN Saturday to comment on the Congressman’s Twitter post that featured him and his family carrying rifles and waiting for “Santa to bring ammo.”
“That’s a huge part of the problem. Someone, elected leaders, like this one that think that, I don’t know, if they’re trying to be ironic, funny or what but it’s the worst taste ever that you could handle on social media.”
Massie’s untimely post promoting guns comes a few days after a horrific mass shooting that claimed four young lives at Oxford High School, Michigan.
“This is also something that should teach us who we should elect and not. It’s a very nasty post,” Oliver told CNN’s Jim Acosta who then asked if such posts “cause more pain?”
“No, pain is not the problem here; because the way that we treat this, and this is probably a message for those families in Michigan.”
“I have a reason to keep on being a father, a strong reason to keep on being a father. And it didn’t happen after I lost Joaquin, but you start feeling that urgency of doing other things as a father.”