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Missouri lawmakers engage in Twitter back-and-fourth over 'Wear Orange'

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Missouri state representative Bruce Franks. (Credit: KMOV) Missouri state representative Bruce Franks. (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

What started with a push to end gun violence in St. Louis has turned into a Twitter was between Missouri lawmakers.

The ‘Wear Orange’ March was held Saturday and revolved around mom’s demanding action to end violence.

Monday morning, Missouri Majority floor leader Rob Vescovo, a Republican from Arnold tweeted out a picture with the the line, “We always wear orange in Jefferson County.”

That drew a heated response from State Representative Bruce Franks, a St. Louis Democrat, calling Vescovo’s tweet, “Beyond appalling,” saying Vescovo didn’t have to agree with the protest but he shouldn’t disrespect it.

Vescovo fired back telling Franks to, “Get off his high horse,” saying his campaign has used hunter orange for 5-years and he said hijacking the color for his movement is, “appalling.”

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