Fox News contributor Gary B. Smith isn’t so sure about the March for Our Lives taking place in Washington D.C. and other other cities around the country tomorrow.
On Friday Smith asked a survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School whether his classmates who also escaped the carnage were just using the tragedy as an excuse to “goof off.”
“You got a large percentage of your classmates marching,” Smith told shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv during an appearance on the Fox Business program “Mornings with Maria.” “I remember my days from high school. You think most of this are really just viewing the march as just a way to goof off or do you think they are really serious?”
The shooting at Kyle’s high school in February left 17 dead. Smith has been with the network since 1999.
Kashuv, who has made a name for himself as Fox-friendly advocate for second amendment rights in the aftermath of the shooting, seemed to agree with Smith.
“I think there are definitely some people who are coming seriously, but some people saw you could get a free four-day trip to Washington D.C. and why not,” said Kashuv who added earlier that he would not be attending the march but meeting with legislators “and pushing for actual change.”
Many student’s trips to D.C. will be subsidized by a GoFundMe set up for the effort which has taken in more than $3.4 million.
Kashuv also used his appearance on the network to swipe at Time Magazine, which left him off a recent cover honoring Parkland students’ campaign to stop gun violence in schools.
“I didn’t know Time magazine was still a thing,” said Kashuv. “They were trying to represent one point of view, the Democrat point of view, the anti-gun movement.”
— TIME (@TIME) March 23, 2018