Josh Gad Rips 'Worthless Leaders' After Friend Loses Child in Parkland Florida Shooting
Valentine's Day 2018: Hollywood Pours Its Heart Out

"You are a spineless coward," actor says of Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

Josh Gad woke up to heartbreaking news on Thursday morning; the loss of a friend's child in the Florida school shooting.

"Last night, I received a text while I slept that our friend’s son passed away from his gun shot wound," Gad tweeted Thursday morning. "My grief for this family and the many others knows no bounds. I’m so sorry this happened. I’m so sorry our leaders are worthless. I’m so sorry we are bound to repeat this again."

The actor's sad news is the latest update in a series of tweets venting his frustrations at the consistently inadequate responses from the government.

He first found out that he knew one of the victims in the shooting late Wednesday afternoon, tweeting, "Just learned some horrible and shocking news involving a friend who's son was shot today at the school."

Several hours earlier, Gad had already tweeted his frustration about this latest shooting -- the 19th school shooting of 2018 -- writing, "How many kids need to die? How many more fu*#ing times do we need to hear 'now’s not the time to discuss this?' Dozens more? Hundreds more? Thousands? Will it ever matter?"

He had even harsher words for Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who said on Fox News that we still don't know how the shooting occurred. "I think it's important to know all of that before you jump to conclusions that there was some law that we could have passed that would have prevented it," he said. "And there may be, but shouldn't we at least know the facts?"

The deadly shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has resulted in 17 deaths, with 14 more wounded. The suspected shooter has been identified and apprehended and now faces multiple charges of premeditated murder. He was believed to have been armed with an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle and multiple magazines.

Gad returned to Twitter Thursday afternoon to share a life-long mission.

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