Just re-filed our assault weapon/large capacity magazine ban for the 3rd year in a row w/@FarmerForFLSen. We owe it to the victims/families of MSD, Pulse and everyday gun violence to keep assault weapons off our streets. I'll continue fighting for as long as it takes. 🚫🔫 #HB455 pic.twitter.com/sZqUlnvEZW— Rep. Carlos G Smith (@CarlosGSmith) January 23, 2019
And the comments have only continued, w/1,000+ replies on the original Facebook post & 60+ direct messages, majority from men, many berating me, insulting my intelligence, and appearance. Some have said that I have a nice smile— it’s interesting how my body image is even a thing. https://t.co/Yg93nGFqSK— Rep. Anna V. Eskamani 🔨 (@AnnaForFlorida) January 21, 2019
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