PARKLAND, Fla. – The past video of Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing a Parkland shooting survivor only amped the outrage over her calling that mass murder a hoax.
A resolution launched Monday seeks to strip the Georgia Republican of committee assignments in Congress.
“Her refusal to disavow these outrageous claims cannot be rewarded with a post on an education committee, whose mandate is to provide a safe, fact-based learning environment for our children,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston.
Newly elected to Congress, Greene has supported QAnon conspiracies, assassinating House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and suggested space lasers controlled by Jewish people sparked California wildfires.
But calling the nation’s worst mass school shootings staged brought it all gut-wrenchingly home.
“Not only has she lied about what happened to my daughter, what happened to the kids at Sandy Hook, the families of Las Vegas, the families of 9-11, she is currently fundraising off of the lie — and the [Republican] party is silent,” said Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jamie was killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day 2018.
So far, Republican leaders have taken no steps to censure, nor even condemn, Greene’s words or actions.
Of all South Florida Republicans in the House and the state’s two senators, both Sen. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio responded to Local 10 News’ questions Monday, with Scott calling Greene’s claims “disgusting and wrong.”
Rubio’s office responded and referenced his comments from last week in which Rubio condemned Greene’s comments. Rubio said, “Parkland was a real tragedy in which real parents lost real children. Anyone suggesting it was fake is either deranged or a sadist.”
Late Monday afternoon, newly minted congressman Carlos Gimenez, the former Miami-Dade County mayor, called her comments “disturbing” in a tweet.
Comments made by Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, including spreading conspiracy theories about the Parkland shooting, are disturbing.— Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (@RepCarlos) February 1, 2021
Leader McCarthy will be speaking to her this week and I look forward to hearing the outcome.
“Is it really so hard for Republicans to condemn this and say that’s offensive, this is dangerous?” asked Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Parkland.
First-hand read:— Glenna Milberg (@GlennaWPLG) February 1, 2021
Here is that House Resolution filed today, making the case to strip GA Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene of her Congressional Committee assignments👇🏼@WPLGLocal10 https://t.co/hurZ4tkPuw pic.twitter.com/sJ7cikDdhk
I’ve reached out to all South #Florida ‘s GOP members of Congress & both Senators with questions about GA Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene.— Glenna Milberg (@GlennaWPLG) February 1, 2021
At this writing, only @SenRickScott has responded, calling her claims “disgusting and wrong”. Here’s the rest👇🏼@WPLGLocal10 https://t.co/hurZ4tkPuw pic.twitter.com/pRZ8eqqARZ