School Shooting truther Marjorie Taylor Greene named to House Education Committee

A freshman congresswoman who has supported threats against her colleagues and once harassed a high school shooting survivor has been named by GOP leaders to the House of Representatives’ Education and Labor Committee.

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s assignment to the committee has outraged Democratic lawmakers. Greene is a known 9/11 truther and Q Anon conspiracy theorist who has called the Sandy Hook and Parkland school shootings “false flag” operations. Before she was in Congress, she “liked” Facebook posts calling for the murder of Nancy Pelosi and once suggested that a Jewish-led conspiracy was responsible for the 2018 Camp Fire. In 2017, she confronted and publicly taunted school shooting survivor David Hogg, then 17.

Democrats have called for Greene to be removed from the committee. In a statement, Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) said the following: 

House Republicans have appointed someone to this Committee who claimed that the killing of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax.

House Republicans have appointed someone to this Committee who claimed that the killing of 14 students and three teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was staged.

House Republicans have appointed someone to this Committee who chased and berated a 17-year-old survivor of a mass school shooting, and then celebrated this behavior by posting it on social media.

House Republicans have appointed someone to this Committee who has publicly endorsed violence against elected officials.

House Republicans made this appointment and Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy must explain how someone with this background represents the Republican party on education issues. He is sending a clear message to students, parents, and educators about the views of the Republican party.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 06:59

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