Marjorie Taylor Greene mocked Parkland survivor in unearthed video: An ‘idiot’ who’s trained ‘like a dog’

Marjorie Taylor Greene mocked Parkland survivor in unearthed video: An 'idiot' who's trained 'like a dog'

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., mocked a Florida school shooting survivor as an "idiot" who "only talks when he is scripted" in a 2019 interview with a Georgia gun group, according to a previously unreported video obtained by NBC News. "He is very trained. He’s like a dog. He’s completely trained," Greene said of the survivor, David Hogg, now 20, in an interview with Georgia Gun Owners Inc. in April 2019, less than two years before she was elected to Congress. Videos of Greene, a freshman Republican, berating Hogg in Washington surfaced last week after she was appointed to the House Education and Labor Committee. House Democrats are pushing to bar her from serving on any committees, citing in part her previous statements suggesting that the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, were hoaxes. Seventeen people were killed in Parkland in February 2018, and 26 people were killed in Newtown in December 2012. In the 2019 interview, Greene gleefully recounted her encounters with Hogg, then a teenager who had become a gun safety advocate after the Parkland shootings. "I confronted David Hogg twice, and he ran away from me," Greene said in the interview, in which she bemoaned the ability of Hogg and other gun safety advocates to meet with lawmakers during a trip to the U.S. Capitol. "I’m looking at this idiot David Hogg leading these girls who are clueless, absolutely clueless, into giving up […]

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