Marjorie Taylor Green, guns and domestic terrorism

Marjorie Taylor Green, guns and domestic terrorism

Today, Valentine’s Day, will mark three years since this holiday was ruined for my family. On Feb. 14, 2018, a gunman armed with an AR-15 rifle and swastika-engraved magazines, murdered my father, Chris Hixon, and 16 others, while wounding another 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. In late January, it came to light that newly-elected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) agreed with a 2018 Facebook post that the tragedy at Parkland was a “false flag” conspiracy. Greene received backlash from more comments she made concerning the deadly shooting. I wish every day she was right and the shooting hadn’t happened. Unfortunately for me, my family and scores of others are still grieving, while Greene has had her committee posts taken away — but she still sits in Congress and she has the support of her colleagues on Capitol Hill. Her conspiracy-theory beliefs are a threat to the safety of our nation. I and countless others can attest to the violence and pain unleashed on our community that February 2018. I helped identify my father’s lifeless body. I prepared his Navy dress white uniform for his burial. How did we get to a place where we need to explain — and relive over and over again — our most tragic moments to a member of Congress? Greene isn’t alone. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) has been linked in the past to the QAnon conspiracy group and claims to carry a gun at all times. Rep. Madison Cawthorn […]

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