This week Marjorie Taylor Greene has become the star of the show. The star of a glittering showcase of GOP hypocrisy; ignorance, and agenda-pushing that has now caused backlash some say is rightfully earned. Earlier this week, videos emerged of Marjorie Taylor Greene the private citizen spewing bizarre conspiracy theories involving then underage children.
You’d be hard pressed to find anyone outside of the very few Republicans that usually speak out speaking out. Republicans like Liz Cheney, despite how some may feel about her, remains among those who have consistently rebuked calls or indications of violence. This time the calls come after a video showed Georgian Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene spouting a far-right conspiracy theory that believes school shootings in America are a hoax.
Allegedly a Democratic led hoax as part of a “deep state” wider government conspiracy theory to disarm citizens of the United States. This conspiracy theory shined bright in a video from 2014 posted online on Wednesday, where, Greene can be seen harassing David Hogg when he was an underage child. Hogg is one of the many who survived the Marjorie Douglas Stoneman Highschool massacre in Parkland Florida.
In response to the video, Democratic lawmakers were swift to condemn her both past and present.
Hillary Clinton tweeted in response, “This woman should be on a watch list. Not in Congress.”
Jim McGovern, a Massachusetts Democrat, tweeted, “And they wonder why we don’t want Members carrying guns onto the House Floor.”
Greene’s Twitter account meanwhile posted a statement on Wednesday trying to quell the backlash.
“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,” she wrote.