Florida Legislator’s Staffer Is Fired After Calling Parkland Students Actors
Benjamin Kelly, who worked as a district secretary for Florida State Representative Shawn Harrison, was fired Tuesday for claiming that the victims of the Parkland shooting were actors. In an email to a Tampa Bay Times journalist, he claimed, “Both kids in the picture are not students here but actors that travel to various crisis when they happen.” Speaker of the Florida House, Richard Corcoran, was ultimately the one who fired Harrison. Senator Marco Rubio weighed in, tweeting, “Claiming some of the students on tv after #Parkland are actors is the work of a disgusting group of idiots with no sense of decency.”
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