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 RubioPompeo: Trump taking action on Chinese software firms 'in coming days' Bass: 'Lesson learned' on 2016 Castro comments Trump campaign targets Bass amid speculation over Biden VP pick MORE (Fla.), Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanOvernight Defense: Pompeo pressed on move to pull troops from Germany | Panel abruptly scraps confirmation hearing | Trump meets family of slain soldier Pompeo, lawmakers tangle over Germany troop withdrawal Senate report says Russian oligarchs evading U.S. sanctions through big-ticket art purchases 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 CruzOn The Trail: The first signs of a post-Trump GOP Trump tests GOP loyalty with election tweet and stimulus strategy Republicans dismiss Trump proposal to delay election MORE (R-Texas) and Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyDunford withdraws from consideration to chair coronavirus oversight panel GOP senators push for quick, partial reopening of economy NSA improperly collected US phone records in October, new documents show MORE (Pa.)