Former Rep. Gabby Giffords, whose congressional career effectively ended when a madman tried to assassinate her by putting a bullet in her brain, on Wednesday slammed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after a video of the QAnon congresswoman from Georgia went viral.
The video, originally posted to Greene's own YouTube page one year ago, shows her trailing Parkland massacre survivor David Hogg, berating and harassing him for working to pass gun control legislation. "I carry a gun for protection," Greene can be heard in the video shouting. At the time the video was recorded Hogg was 18 or 19 years old.
"'Representative' isn't just a title—it's also a job description," Giffords, who served for five years in the U.S. House of Representatives, tweeted Wednesday afternoon. "Members of Congress should represent our better values of respect, compassion, and decency."
Thinking of @DavidHogg111 and every survivor who has been harassed after losing friends or family to gun violence. “Representative" isn't just a title—it's also a job description. Members of Congress should represent our better values of respect, compassion, and decency. https://t.co/y0axD9dFWq
— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) January 27, 2021
The video of Greene, who was a congressional candidate when it was recorded, has 4.6 million views.