Parkland high school shooting survivor turned foul-mouthed gun control activist David Hogg has serious political ambitions, according to recent sit down he did with New York Magazine.
Hogg, who has for many become the face of the modern gun control movement, has reportedly laid out a seven-year plan that culminates with him running for a seat in the House of Representatives after he turns 25. The 19-year-old graduated from high school in May.
Most Americans who pay attention to the headlines have a good understanding of where Hogg stands already. He hates guns, he hates Republicans, and he loves the f-word. Since becoming a mainstream media darling in the immediate aftermath of the death of 17 students at the hands of a fellow student earlier in 2018, Hogg has made repeated ambiguous calls for “change” in American politics.
“I think I’ve come to that conclusion…I want to be at least part of the change in Congress,” the 19-year-old told New York Magazine.
Hogg has already made some enemies on Capitol Hill. Since the Parkland shooting, he has blamed Florida Senator Marco Rubio for having the blood of children on his hands due to the support he has received from the National Rifle Association. When President Donald Trump invited Hogg to the White House for a discussion on how to make schools safer, he reportedly hung up the phone.
While the student’s partisanship is perfectly clear, it seems he’s not entirely fond of Democratic leadership either. During his interview with New York Magazine, he slammed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for holding the Democratic Party back.
“Older Democrats just won’t move the f— off the plate and let us take control,” he said. “Nancy Pelosi is old.”
Hogg says he is taking a “gap year” before enrolling in college, a trend becoming increasingly popular with younger Americans after graduating from high school. It’s not clear exactly what his plans are to get elected to Congress, but his impressive social media following has helped him become a household name already.
Considering Hogg’s tendency to flub interviews and take utterly ridiculous policy positions (particularly on guns), it might seem easy for Second Amendment supporters to scoff at his political plans. But make no mistake, Hogg and his followers pose a serious threat to our Constitutional rights.
All of that said, we’re looking forward to seeing Hogg actually have his views challenged when he is forced to debate people with a competent understanding of the Second Amendment — and politics in general.
~ Firearm Daily