A day before he's expected to speak at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, demonstrators protested Florida Senator Marco Rubio's policies at a press conference he was holding in Orlando.

After dropping out of the GOP nomination contest for president, Rubio entered the race to keep his job in the Senate representing the people of Florida.

Last week, 10 people were arrested staging a 49-hour sit-in at Rubio's office in Orlando. Demonstrators wanted the incumbent senator to take action after forty-nine people died and dozens were injured in a mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub, the Pulse.

Among those arrested was David Thomas Moran, who interrupted Rubio on Tuesday while other protesters demonstrated outside.

“I don't feel like you're doing anything to support the queer Latinx community that has been so devastated by this, the LGBTQ+ community,” Moran said. “I need to know what is your relationship with the [National Rifle Association]. Why are you talking to transphobes and homophobes? … All of you have blood on your hands.”

“I disagree with your assessment,” Rubio responded. “Homophobia means you're scared of people. I'm not scared of people. Quite frankly I respect all people. We probably have a disagreement on the definition of marriage.”

During his presidential campaign, Rubio formed an advisory board to study repeal of last year's Supreme Court ruling that led to nationwide marriage equality. He announced the board's formation on Valentine's Day. Roughly a month before the high court handed down its ruling, Rubio said that such unions threaten Christianity.

“Your policies kill people,” Moran told Rubio. “Your policies enable people to be murdered. You have to protect us. You're not protecting us. We're going to be killed. We're going to be gunned down like what just happened at this club over here. You have blood on your hands. You can't deny it.”

Moran told LGBT weekly Watermark that he took part in the sit-in because he lost two friends in the attack on the Pulse.