A video has resurfaced showing Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene confront Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg over gun rights in March 2019 and calling him a ‘coward’.
Greene – who touts her belief in the bizarre QAnon theory that Washington DC is run by a ‘deep state’ cabal of Satanist pedophiles – approached Hogg as he met with senators in Washington D.C. and accused him of ‘attacking our second amendment’ by ‘using kids’.
She also accused Hogg, who was only 18 years old when the confrontation took place, of being funded by George Soros and claimed that no student would have died if the ‘resource officer at Parkland had done his job’.
Greene, 46, originally posted the 2.47-minute video to her YouTube account in January 2020 when she explained that she had run into Hogg twice as he lobbied for gun law reform the previous March.
The video has now reemerged just a week after the families of victims who died in the February 2018 Parkland school shooting demanded that the Georgia congresswoman resign because she was found to have spread the conspiracy theory that the massacre was staged.
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A video of Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, 46, confronting a then 18-year-old David Hoggs about gun reform in Washington D.C. in March 2019, hs emerged
Greene approached Hogg as he met with senators in Washington D.C. and accused him of ‘attacking our second amendment’ by ‘using kids’, as well as branding him a coward
In the rediscovered video on YouTube, where Greene has more than 4,000 subscribers, she begins to chase down the teenage Hogg as he moves between meetings at the Senate.
‘David why are you supporting the red flag laws,’ she shouts after him.
‘If Scot Peterson [the former Broward Sheriff’s Deputy], the resource officer at Parkland had done his job, then Nikolas Cruz wouldn’t have killed anybody in your high school or at least protected them,’ she continues as Hogg, accompanied by two women, walks away.
‘Why are you supporting red flag gun laws that attack our second amendment right and why are you using kids as a barrier? Do you not know how to defend your stance?
‘Look, I’m an American citizen. I’m a gun owner. I own a conceal carry permit. I carry a gun for protection or myself and you are using your lobby and the kids to try to take away my second amendment rights,’ she tells him.
Greene, the first open QAnon supporter to become a member of Congress, then questions how Hogg managed to get meetings with 30 senators while she was able to meet with none, again accusing him of ‘using kids’ as part of his lobby.
‘If school zones were protected with security guards with guns, there would be no mass shootings at schools. Did you know that?’ she claims.
‘The way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. You’re attacking our second amendment and you have nothing to say. No words.’
The congresswoman is then seen giving up on chasing Hogg, who has not responded to her once while she followed him with her accusations.
Greene is seen in the video tracking Hoggs as she hits him with accusations
Greene eventually allows Hogg to walk ahead but continues to fume to the camera
She alleges that Hogg is being paid by George Soros to fight for gun reform
She stops to talk directly to the camera claiming: ‘He’s got nothing to say, it’s sad.’
‘He has nothing to say because he’s paid to do this. He’s got the Walk Away March, he’s got the Women’s March, Everytown USA and they’re funding all this stuff.
‘He had media coverage all over the place, I had zero. Guess what, I’m a gun owner. I’m an American citizen and I have nothing. But this guy, and his George Soros funding and his major liberal funding, has got everything.
‘I want you to think about that. That’s where we are and he’s a coward. He can’t say one word to defend his stance because there is no defense for taking away guns, there is no defense for gun confiscation, zero,’ she concludes.
Greene had reshared the video as part of her campaign for Congress in January 2020 in which she claimed she had ‘also been an innocent student locked in a classroom when my classmate brought guns to school’.
‘I want to defend our gun rights not throw them away like Hogg,’ she wrote in a Facebook post.
This isn’t the first time that Greene has dismissed the suffering of mass shooting victims in favor of wild conspiracy theories.
Greene previously wrote on social media in 2018 ‘that is all true’ on a post claiming that Sandy Hook and Parkland shootings, as well as 9/11, were staged.
That same year, Greene claimed on Facebook that Democrats had made up the devastating school shootings as a excuse to bring in stricter gun laws.
She wrote ‘I am told that Nancy Pelosi tells Hillary Clinton several times a month that ‘we need another school shooting’ in order to persuade the public to want strict gun control.’
Hogg hit back as the March 2019 video reemerged on Wednesday, pictured
After the video was shared on Wednesday, Hogg took to social media to comment on the incident, stating that it was ‘just 1/10 of 1% of the harassment advocates for gun control have to deal with’.
‘You think we want to be doing this?’ he added, tagging Greene.
‘I’d much rather be able to be a college student but I & others can’t & you know why? Bc corrupt politicians like you have made it so it’s on the survivors of Gun violence to end gun violence bc you can’t do your damn job
‘Every day we are forced to act and fight through all our trauma to fight for those that can’t because they were killed due to people like you refusing to do your job and protect kids not guns.
‘Also, the thousands I’ve had to spend on of therapy due the trauma from the shooting and due to harassment and threats like this but also so much worse is absolutely ridiculous.
‘I’ve never gotten a dime from Soros,’ Hogg hit back to her claims that he is paid by lobby groups.
‘Could someone PLEASE tell me where the ‘millions’ I’ve been ‘paid’ by Soros is? I’d love to have the rest of college and if I go- grad or law school paid for, a nice place for my parents and therapy paid for the rest of my life.’
Hogg also called on President Joe Biden to act, stating this is ‘silence on gun violence prevention since being elected has been so frustrating’.
‘I know we have other stuff going on- but we’ve fought so hard and we need POTUS to act people are still dying.’
Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime died in the Parkland shooting, also hit out
Fred Guttenberg (pictured right), father of Jaime Guttenberg, age 14 (pictured left), who was killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, called on Greene to speak to him
Greene was also called out by Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime died in the Parkland shooting.
‘@mtgreenee , is this you harassing @davidhogg111 weeks after the Parkland shooting, that my daughter was killed in & he was in?’ he wrote in a tweet.
‘Calling him a coward for ignoring your insanity. I will answer all of your questions in person. Get ready to record again.’
Hogg had been among those who called for Greene’s resignation last week after her 2018 Facebook remarks on the Parkland shooting were unearthed.
The watchdog Media Matters for America dug them out on January 20 before they were deleted.
Greene posted in May 2018 a story about disgraced Broward County sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson – who ran away when the Valentine’s Day shooting began – receiving a retirement pension.
In the comments section, someone wrote: ‘It’s called a payoff to keep his mouth shut since it was a false flag planned shooting.’
Greene replied: ‘Exactly.’
Another commenter wrote: ‘Kick back for going along with the evil plan. You know it’s not for doing a good job.’
Greene responded: ‘My thoughts exactly!! Paid to do what he did and keep his mouth shut!’
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is the first open supporter of QAnon in Congress
In May 2018 Taylor Greene posted an article about the security guard who ran from the shooting instead of protecting the students and staff. One commentator said the February 2018 attack was a ‘false flag planned shooting’, and Taylor Greene replied: ‘Exactly’
Taylor Greene also accused Peterson of being a paid actor who participated in the ‘show’
‘Apologize Now or continue to spread these conspiracies and we will be sure to make the next 2 years of your life not only your last in Congress but a living hell as well,’ Hogg said on Friday in response to Greene’s previous comments.
He added they would ‘also accept your resignation in place of an apology.’
March For Our Lives, the activist group born from the shooting to try and enact gun control, tweeted: ‘@mtaylorgreene, the shooting at our school was real. Real kids died and our community is still grieving today.
‘You should be ashamed of yourself and resign from congress.
‘Conspiracy theorists don’t deserve a seat in the people’s house.’
Gun rights activists frequently claim that school shootings are ‘false flag’ events, orchestrated by Democrats with paid actors, rather than real victims.
They believe the scenarios are staged to spur gun control.
Survivors and the victims’ families in Parkland and Sandy Hook have been targeted and harassed by conspiracy theorists who believe the shootings were faked.
After the Parkland shooting, Greene wrote that the incident showed that there should be more guns in schools.
‘Gun-free’ school zones are a FAILURE,’ she said.
‘Laws that prevent legal ownership of firearms turn schools into targets,’ she wrote, promising to introduce legislation to repeal gun-free school zones.
She did not offer any kind of explanation for her comments about Stoneman Douglas shooting, or an apology.
Hogg had called for Green to resign just last week over her 2018 comments
March For Our Lives had also called for her resignation
Greene issued a statement amid the controversy, insisting that more guns were needed in schools to protect the students and staff but issued no apology, pictured above
Hillary Clinton demands QAnon rep Marjorie Taylor Greene is put on a terror ‘watch list’ after her backing for assassinating Democratic leaders is revealed – and she fires back: ‘Lock her up’
Hillary Clinton said that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene should be on a ‘watch list’ after CNN reported that the Georgia Republican had indicated support for executing Democrats in Facebook posts.
‘This woman should be on a watch list. Not in Congress,’ Clinton tweeted Wednesday.
Greene then clapped back, ‘Actually @HillaryClinton, you should be in jail. #LockHerUp.’
On Tuesday, CNN reported that Greene – who’s pushed the QAnon conspiracy theory – had indicated support for executing Democratic politicians in 2018 and 2019, before she ran for her Congressional seat.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (left) indicated support for executing Democrats in Facebook posts in 2018 and 2019, according to reporting from CNN, prompting Hillary Clinton (right) to suggest she be put on a ‘watch list’
Hillary Clinton reacted to the reporting by tweeting, ‘This woman should be on a watch list. Not in Congress’
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene clapped back by saying that Hillary Clinton ‘should be in jail’
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted and used Facebook to push back on CNN’s reporting, suggesting the journalists were trying to ‘cancel’ her
In one instance, Greene had liked a post that said ‘a bullet to the head would be quicker’ to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
In an April 2018 post of Greene’s on the Iran nuclear deal, Greene responded to a commenter who asked her, ‘Now do we get to hang them ?? Meaning H & O???,’ the individual asked, referring to former President Barack Obama and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
‘Stage is being set. Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off,’ Greene replied.
Greene’s explanation of the controversial posts was that she hasn’t always been in charge of her Facebook page.
‘Over the years, I’ve had teams of people manage my pages. Many posts have been liked. Many posts have been shared. Some did not represent my views. Especially the ones that CNN is about to spread across the internet,’ Greene wrote on Facebook in anticipation of the story coming out.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he would ‘have a conversation’ with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green after CNN reported that she had indicated support for executing Democrats in Facebook posts before she ran for Congress
‘They are taking old Facebook posts from random users to try to cancel me and silence my voice,’ Greene wrote.
In a tweet, Greene, parroting Trump, called the CNN reporters who exposed her social posts ‘the enemy of the American people.’
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he will speak to Greene after the CNN report came out.
‘These comments are deeply disturbing and Leader McCarthy plans to have a conversation with the Congressman about them,’ Mark Bednar, a spokesman for McCarthy, told Axios.
McCarthy does have the ability to punish Greene should he decide her comments were serious enough to do so.
In 2019, McCarthy stripped former Rep. Steve King of his committee assignments for sharing white supremacist views.
King predicted in an interview with The Dispatch last year that McCarthy would use the threat of similar punishments to keep lawmakers like Greene in line.
‘He’ll hang the sin that he committed against me out in front of her like the sword of Damocles,’ King said then.
At Wednesday’s White House press briefing, press secretary Jen Psaki chose not to wade into the controversy.
‘We don’t,’ she answered when asked for reaction.
‘And I’m not going to speak further about her, I think, in this briefing room,’ Psaki added.