Stephanie Murphy, the Democratic challenger for Florida’s 7th Congressional District seat, criticized her incumbent opponent, John Mica, for accepting a $1,000 donation from the National Rifle Association days after the Pulse nightclub shooting, which was revealed Monday.
She said she was “dismayed and outraged” over the donation.
“This offensive contribution is exactly what is wrong with Washington — and explains why Congressman Mica continues to oppose and vote against commonsense, bipartisan gun security measures despite representing an area that is home to the largest mass shooting in American history,” she said.
If she’s elected, Murphy said she will “bring Republicans and Democrats together” to pass gun control laws.
“In Congress, I will bring both Republicans and Democrats together to pass reasonable and responsible gun security measures that make our communities and our families safer, including comprehensive criminal background checks and measures that prevent suspected terrorists on watch lists from buying weapons,” she said. “It’s just common sense.”