Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is refusing to walk back comments she made in a resurfaced video, showing her harassing Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg.
Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter died in the Parkland shooting, released the video on Wednesday. The video shows her berating Hogg outside the Capitol, calling the teenager a “coward” and claiming George Soros was funding him. In the past, Greene has shared baseless conspiracy theories surrounding QAnon.
The freshman congresswoman trails Hogg, a gun control advocate, for over a minute in the video, demanding to know why he supports “red flag laws” and accusing him of “using kids as a barrier.” In the video Hogg ignores her comments and keeps walking. (RELATED: Marjorie Taylor Greene Harassed Parkland Shooting Survivor, Video Shows)
.@mtgreenee, is this you harassing @davidhogg111 weeks after the Parkland shooting, that my daughter was killed in & he was in? Calling him a coward for ignoring your insanity. I will answer all of your questions in person. Get ready to record again.pic.twitter.com/aQjL74x7kh
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) January 27, 2021
“I was going from office to office in the Senate to oppose the radical gun control agenda that David Hogg was pushing,” Greene said in a statement to the Daily Caller. “In 11th grade, one of my fellow students took our school hostage with a gun he brought to our ‘gun-free’ school.”
“I understand that fear firsthand, and I will always work to protect our gun rights so that Americans can defend themselves and others against bad people intent to harm or kill them,” she added in the statement.
Hogg responded to unearthed remarks on Twitter by blaming her for nationwide school shootings.
“Everyday we are forced to act and fight through all our trauma to fight for those that can’t because they were killed due to people like you refusing to do your job and protect kids not guns,” he wrote. Hogg also said he had spent thousands of dollars on therapy due to “harassment and threats” from people like Greene.
Also the thousands I’ve had to spend on of threapy due the trauma from the shooting and due to harassment and threats like this but also so much worse is absolutely ridiculous.
— David Hogg (He / Him) (@davidhogg111) January 27, 2021
A spokesperson for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy denounced Greene’s comments as “deeply disturbing,” and said the GOP leader “plans to have a conversation with the Congresswoman about them,” according to Axios.