NY Daily News calls out GOP senators on NRA money

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The New York Daily News highlighted contributions that Sens. (Fla.), (Ohio) and other GOP senators have received from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other gun rights groups after the senators tweeted about a shooting Wednesday at a Florida high school.

The tweets from the left-leaning New York tabloid highlighted the criticism GOP senators have increasingly come under from proponents of gun control for expressing sorrow over gun violence tragedies while taking money from the NRA.

Rubio tweeted frequent updates on the shooting at the high school in his home state. Authorities say there are at least 17 killed.

“Today is that terrible day you pray never comes,” Rubio tweeted.

Just spoke to Broward School Superintendent. Today is that terrible day you pray never comes.

– Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 14, 2018

The Daily News tweeted that Rubio had taken $90,205 from gun rights advocate groups in the 2015-2016 campaign year.

.@marcorubio received $90,205 in campaign donations from gun rights groups during the 2015-2016 campaign cycle and received an “A+” grade from the NRA. Rubio has received $3,303,355 over the course of his career as an elected official. https://t.co/Y8EJPrCR5V #thoughtsandprayers https://t.co/OKBHuajKeT

– New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 14, 2018

Portman said the news was “heartbreaking” and that he and his wife Jane “send our prayers to the school, the community, and the victims of this tragedy.”

Heartbreaking news out of Florida. Jane and I send our prayers to the school, the community, and the victims of this tragedy.

– Rob Portman (@senrobportman) February 14, 2018

The Daily News also highlighted his campaign contributions from gun rights groups.

Portman received $64,877 in campaign donations from gun rights groups during the 2015-2016 campaign cycle and received an “A” grade from the NRA. He’s received $3,061,941 from the NRA over the course of his career as an elected official https://t.co/Y8EJPrCR5V #thoughtsandprayers https://t.co/NOZYzQ21pG

– New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 14, 2018

The Daily News also tweeted at Sens. (R-Texas) and (Pa.)

Cruz received $41,805 in campaign donations from gun rights groups during the 2015-2016 campaign cycle and received an “A+” grade from the NRA. https://t.co/Y8EJPrCR5V #thoughtsandprayers https://t.co/MpDBwZijVa

– New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 14, 2018

.@SenToomey received $79,908 in campaign donations from gun rights groups during the 2015-2016 campaign cycle. https://t.co/Y8EJPrCR5V #thoughtsandprayers https://t.co/OKG9HVgdAe

– New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 14, 2018