Rhode Island state Representative Michael Chippendale (R-Foster) has apologized for calling a survivor of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting a “dummy.”
In a statement on Tuesday, Chippendale said it was inappropriate to refer to Emma Gonzalez that way.
Chippendale says he’s sorry he used a tweet earlier this week to make the remark. The tweet followed Gonzalez’s reaction to a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville that left four people dead.
Chippendale said he will never apologize for zealously defending the Second Amendment.