Does Marco Rubio deserve credit for holding a town hall?

Does Marco Rubio deserve credit for holding a town hall?

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) participated in a CNN town hall in which he faced survivors of the Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead. Many have given Rubio credit for showing up and listening to his constituents. Rubio said he was open to the idea of raising the age to buy rifles and would reconsider the size of gun magazines. But others note Rubio still plans to take money from the NRA and went on Twitter right after the town hall to challenge its participants. Does he deserve any praise?

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Sen. Rubio was met with some harsh words at a CNN town hall, in which parents and survivors of the Parkland shooting demanded Rubio take action to prevent gun violence. Rubio was grilled for his "weak" response to the shooting, his history of NRA contributions and his assertion that the majority of his constituents agree with his position. 

But not everyone thinks Rubio deserves any credit. As a senator, it is literally his job to listen to and represent the desires of his constituents. Why is a politician being revered for doing exactly what he should've been doing all along?

While Rubio appeared to make a few concessions, he still refused to stop receiving money from the NRA. Words are one thing, actions are another.

And after the town hall ended, Rubio was quick to take to Twitter to attack the participants as extremists who "hold a position well outside the mainstream."

Nevertheless, Rubio did show up and take his beating like a champ. Gov. Rick Scott refused to even participate.

And the fact that Rubio said he would be open to reconsidering the size of gun magazines and raising the age to buy rifles counts for something.

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