A March 2019 video recently was released that showed House Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) asking questions of activist David Hogg after he met with senators in Washington D.C.
In a written statement to CNN, Greene said that the video was taken while she was in Washington, “going from office to office in the Senate to oppose the radical gun control agenda that David Hogg was pushing.”
Today, Hogg called for House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy to denounce Greene according to CNN and he said, “My message to Kevin McCarthy is, take all of her committee assignments away … also, don’t support her when she runs for re-election again and try to get her primaried. If you say this is not your party, actually call it out and hold her accountable.”
In a tweet, Hogg also included House Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and said, “They can put up all the fencing around the capitol the real threats of @mtgreenee and @laurenboebert will still be inside until @GOPLeader takes a stand.”
Boebert did not hold back in her response to Hogg and, referencing the video, said, “David, please. We all saw how tough you were when questioned face to face. Give your keyboard a rest, child.
David, please. We all saw how tough you were when questioned face to face.— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 28, 2021
Give your keyboard a rest, child. https://t.co/DDnpmkyfIS
Greene has not responded yet to the tweet, but earlier today, she tweeted, “The media only reports the lies, smears, and attacks in order to create the image they want the world to believe. That’s why they are fake news and no one believes them anymore. They did it to themselves.”
The media only reports the lies, smears, and attacks in order to create the image they want the world to believe.— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 28, 2021
That’s why they are fake news and no one believes them anymore.
They did it to themselves.
CNN reported that Hogg told Alisyn Camerota that he was trying to “keep a straight face” and practice mindfulness meditation that helps him cope with PTSD and ADHD during the confrontation in the video, where he didn’t respond to Greene.
“I was told growing up, it’s just better not to respond to bullies and just walk away,” Hogg claimed, adding that he “absolutely” felt it was a threat when Greene said in the video that she carried a gun, but told himself “if they shoot me, they prove my point and the reality is, they can’t kill a movement.”
Hogg also called for McCarthy to take away Greene’s committee assignments as punishment. Greene has been assigned to the Education Committee, a move criticized by top Democrats.
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