Marjorie Taylor Greene defends harassing school shooting survivor over guns

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'I'm not sorry for telling him he shouldn't push for gun control,' Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Friday defended harassing Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, telling reporters that her actions were justified because he "was an adult" and "working hard for strict gun control laws."

Greene was recorded chasing after Hogg on the streets of Washington, D.C., complaining about his support for gun safety laws. The incident occurred in March 2019, just a little over a year after the Parkland shooting, according to Hogg.

Seventeen people, including fourteen students, were killed in the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, 2018.

Greene was asked about the incident in a press conference held to address her removal from several committees in the House in response to her violent rhetoric.

"David Hogg was an adult when I talked to him," Greene replied, noting that Hogg was "going around working hard for strict gun control laws." Greene said she is "very opposed" to gun safety policies and claimed she was in "the same situation as David Hogg."

"My voice matters too, and no, I'm not sorry for telling him he shouldn't push for gun control," she added.

A majority of the House voted 230-199 to remove Greene from congressional committees, but only 11 Republicans voted with the majority.

From a Feb. 5 press conference:

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: David Hogg was an adult when I talked to him. I don’t think any of you have realized that. David Hogg was working with the organization that was – they were going around working hard for strict gun control laws. I'm very opposed to those policies, and so being in the same situation as David Hogg, my voice matters too and no, I'm not sorry for telling him he shouldn't push for gun control.

 

What we need to do is we need to protect our children, I think you're expecting, we should protect our children and your baby as well, with good guys with guns and not allow them to be sitting there, sitting ducks.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.