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

Missouri state representative Bruce Franks. (Credit: KMOV)

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.”

We always #wearorange in Jefferson County Missouri. #2a#gunrights #moleg @NRA pic.twitter.com/2d88wOrh1i— Rob Vescovo (@RobVescovo) June 2, 2018

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.

This is beyond appalling! You don't have to agree with it but don't disrespect it. Young ladies in Chicago started this when there friend was killed senselessly. They wore hunter orange because it was her favorite color and it signified ”see me, I am human” https://t.co/xIDH0cOJfg— Bruce Franks Jr (@brucefranksjr) June 4, 2018

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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