In the immediate aftermath of the horrific shooting Sunday at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando that left 50 people dead, and another 53 wounded in the worst mass shooting in American history, many took to social media to express their shock, horror, and grief, as well as to offer their prayers and condolences to both the victims and the victims' families. However, for all of the wealth of kind sentiment, it should be remembered that our publicly elected officials have the power to change the laws to prevent horrific incidents like this from happening again.
One person who hasn't forgotten this is Igor Volsky, a popular social media commentator, and Deputy Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund. In the wake of events like the one that took place in Orlando, and one that happened just a few months back in San Bernadino, Volsky has made it his mission to call out politicians who take to social media to share their best wishes for those affected by these awful tragedies for the large campaign contributions that they receive from gun lobbyists.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The President Pro Tempore of the Senate Orrin Hatch.
The Senior Senator from Texas John Cornyn.
Senator Tom Cotton from Arkansas who took a staggering $2,581,794 from the NRA.
Senator Pat Roberts from Kansas.
Senator Cory Gardner from Colorado.
Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin.
The Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Representative Pete Sessions.
Congressman Jeff Duncan from South Carolina.
Volsky's retweets provide a much needed reminder that it's important to know who's representing you and your concerns, and those who are beholden to different interests when incidents like this arise.