Rubio: Gun control debate reminds us we 'don't like each other very much'

Rubio: Gun control debate reminds us we 'don't like each other very much'
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Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioLiberal super PAC launches browser extension replacing 'Mitch McConnell' with 'Moscow Mitch' Trump faces difficult balancing act with reelection campaign Republicans wary of US action on Iran MORE (R-Fla.) said Wednesday that the ongoing debate over gun control serves as a reminder that "We The People don’t really like each other very much."

"We smear those who refuse to agree with us. We claim a Judea-Christian heritage but celebrate arrogance & boasting.  & worst of all we have infected the next generation with the same disease," he wrote on Twitter.

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Rubio has faced intense political pressure following a deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., earlier this month. 

Gun control advocates have blasted the Florida Republican over his position on gun rights and his acceptance of campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association. 

But after appearing to shift on some gun-related positions at a CNN town hall event last week, Rubio came under fire from some on the right, who accused him of backing down in the face of criticism.

Rubio's approval rating is also on the rocks. A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday pegged his approval among Florida voters at just 38 percent – an all-time low for the junior senator.