Hogg claimed Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) refused to meet with him because the senator is “triggered” by him, but Rubio’s chief of staff was quick to clear up Hogg’s malicious lie.
The young gun control activist, who was a high school senior during the Parkland school shooting, was caught in an embarrassing lie.
“Rubio staff said I can’t meet with him or his staff because I ‘trigger’ him. I just wanna have a conversation,” he said in a now-deleted tweet. “Please meet with me @marcorubio I just want to figure out how we can stop these things from happening.”
Rubio’s chief of staff, Michael Needham, was quick to correct the record.
Also, the reporter doing a profile of you knows the meeting is real since she was emailing yesterday with our comms team about it. Don’t lie again — we have receipts.— Michael Needham (@MikeNeedham) June 9, 2022
Hogg then deleted his tweet and issued a half-apology, blaming his staff for causing the apparent mixup.
.@marcorubio an honest mistake, got our meetings confused in the flurry and my staff misinformed me. I apologize. We’d still love to meet with you and have an honest, respectful discussion. Deleted the tweet bc it wasn’t true but attaching here for transparency. pic.twitter.com/icmaLoSA0C— David Hogg ☮️ (@davidhogg111) June 9, 2022