CNN Anchor Tells Anti-Gun Students To Vote In Midterms

Amber Athey White House Correspondent
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CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin openly encouraged anti-gun survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting to vote for their anti-gun policies in the 2018 midterms.


Baldwin interviewed two survivors of the shooting on CNN Friday and both said they hoped lawmakers would work to implement anti-gun policies because they believe such policies will prevent future mass shootings. The female survivor said she hoped President Donald Trump would do “anything” in response to the shooting.

Baldwin seemed sympathetic to their message and even asked them if they would be able to vote in the 2018 midterm election.

“Just quickly, lastly, you’re 18,” Baldwin said to the female before turning to the male and asking, “are you 18?”

“I’m 17,” the male student replied.

“Will you be 18 by November?” Baldwin asked.

“Yes,” he responded.

Baldwin appeared very pleased and told the pair, “you want Trump to do anything? Guess what, you can vote,” as they nodded.

UPDATE: (5:16 PM):

As pointed out by CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski, Baldwin did not explicitly tell the students to vote for anti-gun policies. The article has been updated to more accurately represent her comments. 

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