MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski addressed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) directly, saying that he needed to "step up and be a man" about gun control in the wake of the horrible school shooting in Florida.
Here is the video of Brzezinski's comments:
Here's what she said:
"Well, I just think that it's that," Brzezinski said at the end of her MSNBC show, "hearing anybody in Washington saying now is not the time, is, it's old, it's been used too many times. There are too many bodies in the wake of this conversation that we can’t have at this appropriate time."
"I’d say to Marco Rubio, step up, be a man, talk about it right now," she continued.
"Or to anybody else who tries to deflect the question about what to do about guns and assault weapons in our society. Step up, be a man and talk about it and stop thinking about the NRA and your next campaign donation," she added. "Just stop. Everyone knows what you’re doing. And it’s time."
Brzezinski passed the baton to Stephanie Ruhle, who said, “Thanks so much, Mika. Thanks Joe. And to Marco Rubio, you don’t have to step up and be a man, step up and be a human."
What did Marco Rubio say?
Rubio had said that there was going to be more information coming out about the shooter in the Florida attack that showed that perhaps school and law enforcement authorities had ignored clear warning signs. Later, he added that it wasn't clear if any gun control proposals would have actually prevented the heinous attack.