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Holy moly!

Teacher Maria Thorne confronted Speaker Paul Ryan at a fundraiser and he didn’t want to speak to her about the Parkland shooting. Ms Thorne went there, because she was having a difficult time explaining to her students how she could protect them from a mass shooting.

Ryan didn’t want to talk, but she had something to say.

I really love this brave lady!

The Miami Herald. In recalling her exchange with Ryan, Thorne said she introduced herself as a teacher to the House Speaker, who responded, “Nice.” The teacher, Maria Thorne, and another protester were escorted out of the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne by security Friday, according to The Miami Herald. In recalling her exchange with Ryan, Thorne said she introduced herself as a teacher to the House Speaker, who responded, “Nice.”

“Nice?” she questioned. “You’re here celebrating the death of 17 children.” After Ryan said he didn’t want to discuss the issue, Thorne and a friend chanted “No more guns” and were ejected from the event.

Thorne, the teacher and activist, told the Herald that she attended the National Republican Congressional Committee fundraiser after she had struggled to reassure her own students at Miami’s iPrep Academy that she could protect them from shooters such as Nikolas Cruz, who, cops say, murdered 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School earlier in the week in nearby Broward County.


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