NY Daily News calls out GOP senators on NRA money
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The New York Daily News highlighted contributions that Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio Rubio15 Senate Republicans pledge to oppose lifting earmark ban Parade of 2024 GOP hopefuls court House conservatives Hillicon Valley: Biden administration sanctions Russia for SolarWinds hack, election interference MORE (Fla.), Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanGOP Rep. Steve Stivers plans to retire Kellyanne Conway joins Ohio Senate candidate's campaign OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Senate confirms Mallory to lead White House environment council | US emissions dropped 1.7 percent in 2019 | Interior further delays Trump rule that would make drillers pay less to feds MORE (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.

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

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

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."

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

The Daily News also tweeted at Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz15 Senate Republicans pledge to oppose lifting earmark ban 'Real Housewives of the GOP' — Wannabe reality show narcissists commandeer the party Is the antidote to bad speech more speech or more regulation? MORE (R-Texas) and Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeySasse rebuked by Nebraska Republican Party over impeachment vote Philly GOP commissioner on censures: 'I would suggest they censure Republican elected officials who are lying' Toomey censured by several Pennsylvania county GOP committees over impeachment vote MORE (Pa.)