The attacks keep coming for Parkland students

Iowa Republican Steve King enters the fray.
Published March 27, 2018|Updated March 27, 2018

WASHINGTON – Parkland students continue to come under attack from critics and conspiracy theorists.

"This is how you look when you claim Cuban heritage yet don't speak Spanish and ignore the fact that your ancestors fled the island when the dictatorship turned Cuba into a prison camp, after removing all weapons from its citizens; hence their right to self defense," the campaign Facebook page for Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said of Emma Gonzalez, who's been called a "skinhead lesbian" and worse.

Her father left Cuba for New York in 1968, according to a Univision story.

That prompted outcry — and more attacks on Gonzalez and others — and a defense from fellow Marjory Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg, who's been called a "crisis actor" and worse.

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Hogg has been especially critical of Sen. Marco Rubio over ties to the NRA.

On Monday night, Red State backtracked on an article suggesting something was funny about Hogg's whereabouts during the shooting. A far right-wing site called Big League Politics did not back down from such reporting.

Another attack on Gonzalez circulating on the Internet is a fake photo of her ripping up the Constitution.

Rubio has faced hard-hitting attacks.

One sign at Saturday's March for our Life went after his religion and called him a "kid killer." — prompting its own support and attacks on the senator.