A conservative Parkland student’s whirlwind trip to D.C. ended in the Oval Office
This article comes from the Washington Post.
by Dan Zak
Kyle has five AP exams to take and five U.S. senators to meet.
English, history, calculus, statistics, physics.
Schumer, Murphy, Hatch, Rubio, Cruz.
Right now, with his life upside down, the senators are Priority 1.
“It’s insane,” Kyle Kashuv said Wednesday at a Cosi in downtown Washington. “This has never been my dream. I never really wanted to get into politics. The entire thing has been surreal.”
He had just flown in, alone, from Parkland, Fla. He’s a 16-year-old junior at the most famous high school in the country right now, and he should be studying. Instead, three weeks to the day since the massacre at Stoneman Douglas, Kyle was sitting in the nation’s capital with a rolling suitcase. His phone battery was at 9 percent. His backpack was the size of a boulder. He has a bunch of English essays due this month.