Marco Rubio Slammed for Comparing Uvalde Shooting, NBA’s China Stance

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GOP Senator Marco Rubio was slammed online Thursday after he accused the NBA of “politicizing” the deadly mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and said the league is silent about China’s treatment of Uyghurs.

Rubio criticized acall for stronger gun legislation after amoment of silence before Wednesday night’s playoff game between the NBA’s Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. The moment was a tribute to the 19 children and two teachers who were fatally shot on Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.

“The Heat urges you to contact your state senators by calling 202-224-3121 to leave a message demanding their support for common sense gun laws. You can also make change at the ballot box,” a public address announcer said after the silent tribute, according to CNN.

Rubio likened the mass shooting to China’s treatment of Uyghurs, tweeting on Wednesday: “The @NBA doesn’t like to talk about the…

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