Nicole Hockley, mother of one of the 20 children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting five years ago, chastised Donald Trump for partying with the head of the NRA on the massacre’s fifth anniversary.
President Trump invited National Rifle Association head, Wayne LaPierre, to the White House Christmas Party on the same day as the anniversary of the mass shooting.
Hockley, who lost her 6-year-old son Dylan in the shooting, wrote an emotional Facebook post, saying:
“Not only did he ignore the five-year remembrance completely ― not even a single tweet ― he slapped us all in the face by having none other than NRA President Wayne LaPierre at his White House Christmas party that night. The appalling lack of humanity and decency has not gone unnoticed.”
Hockley and another parent founded Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit that aims to protect children from gun violence.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed to the New York Daily news that NRA head LaPierre was indeed at the White House Christmas party on December 14th.