Lawmaker aide fired for claim massacre survivors were actors

(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) — An aide to a Florida state lawmaker has been fired after the aide suggested to a reporter that two students who have made TV appearances with media outlets after the deadly shooting last week at their high school are actors.

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, a Republican, said in a statement Tuesday evening that he was “shocked and angry” to learn that Benjamin Kelly, district secretary for state Rep. Shawn Harrison, also a Republican, made the accusation in an “appalling” email. After discussing the matter with Harrison, Corcoran said he “terminated” Kelly’s employment. The speaker noted in a


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